Rachel Maddow reports on the speed of U.S.P.S. mail delivery still not having recovered from the damage done over the summer by the political donor Donald Trump put in charge of the Postal Service, raising concerns for states with hard deadlines for mail-in ballots, particularly the battleground state of Michigan. Aired on 10/23/2020.
VISALIA, Calif. (KFSN) — The 2020 presidential election is unprecedented. Continue reading
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Postal workers in the Greater Indiana District said beginning Monday they will take extraordinary measures to find missing ballots. Continue reading
If the United States Postal Service was a private business, it would have ranked 44th on the 2019 Forbes 500 list. It also hires more than 600,000 employees, third to Amazon and Walmart. Continue reading
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – It’s been a difficult and busy year for the U.S. Postal Service, who have been working non-stop since the start of the pandemic.
Post Master General Louis DeJoy imposed cost cuts back in August, fueling anger among workers in the industry.
Senator Ed Markey, Congressman Richard Neal and other Springfield leaders came together Saturday to show their support for these essential workers. Continue reading
From Common Dreams:
On top of mounting court injunctions and ongoing investigations by members of Congress, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is running up against another key source of resistance as he attempts to implement sweeping changes to the U.S. mail service just ahead of the November election: letter carriers and other rank-and-file Postal Service employees. Continue reading
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President Donald Trump recently issued a memorandum instructing Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to allow employers to defer the collection of the employee portion of Social Security payroll tax between Sept. 1 and Dec. 31. Continue reading
Government watchdog group American Oversight filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Postal Service on Tuesday over its refusal to turn over Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s calendar in response to a Freedom of Information request, stonewalling that the nonpartisan organization said could indicate the USPS chief has something to hide. Continue reading
From the Richmond Heights police blotter:
RICHMOND HEIGHTS, Ohio Disturbance: Richmond Road. A mail carrier began arguing with co-workers at the post office Sept. 2 after he was asked to remove his Donald Trump face shield.
Management said there is a policy forbidding political attire to be worn. The man said other workers have worn politically phrased masks and have not been asked to remove them. He said he is being singled out and will file a grievance.
Officers escorted him out of the building, as he was asked to leave for the day.
The New York Times reports that Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s former company, XPO Logistics, has been paid about $286 million since 2013. Continue reading