Posted in Columns Labor Wade Rathke

The continued call to organize the South

by Wade Rathke December 26, 2020 Pearl River   Ben Speight is a seasoned labor organizer based in Atlanta. I’ve known him for a while, initially as an organizer with the Teamsters locals there. More recently…

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Posted in Columns Election Tampering Race for the White House 2020 Wade Rathke

Oh, no, now O’Keefe goes postal

by Wade Rathke November 11, 2020 Atlanta   Attorney General Barr, Senator Lindsay Graham and other Republican hardline Trump apologists made quite a bit of a story told by a postal worker in Pennsylvania that he…

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Sergio Escobar, and his sister, Mariana Escobar, join about 100 other protesters during a Harley Rouda rally against changes to the United States Postal Service in Newport Beach, California, on August 18, 2020. The event was organized by Indivisible OC. (Photo: Jeff Gritchen/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register)
Posted in Common Dreams News Race for the White House 2020 USPS

US Postal Service agrees to reverse changes that slowed mail nationwide

“We are ensuring mail services will be immediately restored,” said Montana’s Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock. by Kenny Stancil, staff writer Thursday, October 15, 8:20-am MST The U.S. Postal Service agreed Wednesday to reverse dramatic changes to…

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Posted in High Country News News

How residents in Munds Park rallied to get their post office back

In rural Arizona, the postal service is a literal lifeline. Jessica Kutz, High Country News Friday, October 2 On an otherwise typical summer day, rumors started spreading in the small rural mountain community of Munds Park…

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Posted in Common Dreams Corruption Dark Money Investigations News USPS

Researcher reveals DeJoy donated $600,000 to Trump and GOP after top USPS job opened

“This information is explosive. We have a crony at the helm of our nation’s Postal Service. A man rife with conflicts of interest and potential violations of law.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Tuesday, September 15…

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A U.S. Postal Service mailer that is being sent to millions of American households ahead of the November election. (Photo: PolitiFact)
Posted in Abuse of power Common Dreams Coronavirus Democracy Election Tampering News

Warning ‘patently false’ information ‘will sow confusion,’ federal judge blocks Postal Service from sending mailers to Colorado voters

“The USPS must stop sending misinformation to Colorado voters,” said Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold. by Jake Johnson, staff writer Sunday, September 13 A federal judge late Saturday ordered the U.S. Postal Service to immediately…

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A U.S. Postal Service mailer that is being sent to millions of American households ahead of the November election. (Photo: PolitiFact)
Posted in Common Dreams Coronavirus News USPS Voter suppression

States Warn Postal Service is sending misinformation about voting to millions of Americans

“Confusing voters about mail ballots in the middle of a pandemic is unacceptable.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Saturday, September 12 Officials in Colorado, California, and Washington state on Friday were forced to publicly clarify local…

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Posted in Common Dreams Coronavirus News USPS

With integrity of election at stake, 14 states demand injunction to stop DeJoy’s sabotage of US Postal Service, mail-in voting

“With the national election less than two months away, we are seeking a judicial order protecting this critical government service.” by Kenny Stancil, staff writer Friday, September 11 Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson this week…

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Postmaster General Louis DeJoy leaves the Capitol after a meeting on Wednesday, August 5, 2020. (Photo: Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call)
Posted in Campaign finance Common Dreams Corruption News

USPS Board issues gushing praise for DeJoy amid mail slowdowns, medicine delays, and straw-donor scandal

“The Postal Board of Governors met secretly today and issued a statement saying they’re fine with DeJoy slowing the mail before an election and they’re not worried about any campaign finance violations because DeJoy has decided…

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Postmaster General Louis DeJoy (R) arrives for a meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows at the US Capitol in Washington, DC on August 5, 2020. (Screen shot from photo by: Mandel Ngan/AFP)
Posted in Campaign finance Common Dreams Congressional Oversight Corruption Democracy Investigations News

Postmaster General accused of criminal violation of campaign laws

‘This Is Against the Law and DeJoy Must Be Fired’ Former head of human resources at DeJoy’s logistic firm, along with other employees, says the major GOP donor now running the Postal Service reimbursed workers for…

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Posted in Common Dreams Investigations News USPS Voter suppression

USPS watchdog probe found 1 million Primary Ballots likely delivered too late to count

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) called the findings “more powerful proof that resources and reform are vital right away to prevent serious election mail delays and voting suppression.” by Andrea Germanos, staff writer Wednesday, September 2 The…

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Posted in Common Dreams Government News Politics Race for the White House 2020 USPS

Documents reveal Chair of Postal Service Board Is Director of McConnell-allied Super PAC

‘The Corruption Is Bottomless’ “Can the GOP’s takeover of USPS be any more blatant?” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Tuesday, September, 1 Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s deep and longstanding ties to U.S. Postal Service Board…

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Sergio Escobar, and his sister, Mariana Escobar, join about 100 other protesters during a Harley Rouda rally against changes to the United States Postal Service in Newport Beach, California, on August 18, 2020. The event was organized by Indivisible OC. (Photo: Jeff Gritchen/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register)
Posted in Accountability Common Dreams Community Action News USPS

Nearly 700 Protests Planned for Saturday at Post Offices Across Country

“From the most remote village in the Alaskan tundra to the tiniest island in the Everglades, there’s one connection we’ve always depended on: the mail.” by Julia Conley, staff writer Friday, August 21 As of Friday…

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Posted in Columns Government Hightower Voter suppression

Save our Post Office and our right to vote

Trump is willing to destroy this prized national asset to cling to power. by Jim Hightower August 19, 2020 As the recently departed progressive champion John Lewis warned, your right to vote “is not guaranteed. You…

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Posted in Common Dreams News USPS Voter suppression

Postal Union Leaders Warn Removal of Mail Sorting Machines and Other DeJoy Damage May Be Difficult to Reverse

“Everybody is fundamentally watching the beginning of the dismantling of the Postal Service,” one veteran postal worker said. by Lisa Newcomb, staff writer Thursday, August 19 Postal workers and union leaders across the nation are warning…

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Posted in Analysis Coronavirus Pro Publica

What the Post Office needs to survive a pandemic election

Fueled by the president’s unfounded claims about rampant voter fraud, and reports of equipment being removed, the plight of the United States Postal Service has captured America’s attention. Will it collapse? Here’s what you need to…

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Posted in Common Dreams Coronavirus Democracy News Race for the White House 2020 USPS

DeJoy announces suspension of changes to mail operations

Right’s groups: Still ‘Miles to Go’ to Ensure a Safe and Fair Election “Nice try,” said Rep. David Cicilline. “You also need to reverse the damage you’ve already done.” by Julia Conley, staff writer Tuesday, August…

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Posted in Common Dreams Democracy News USPS

Trump declares Postal Service can’t handle mail-in voting because he’s blocking funding

‘Just Comes Out and Says It’ “This is crazy by any standard. The president of the United States is actively trying to sabotage the election.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Thursday, August 13 President Donald Trump…

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Mail clerks sort packages at a USPS Processing and Distribution Center on Thursday, May 14, 2020 in City of Industry, California. (Photo: Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
Posted in Abuse of power Common Dreams Democracy News USPS Vote by mail

Alarms sound after Postal Worker reports removal of sorting machines

The removal of key equipment from Post Offices should be viewed as nothing less than “sabotage,” said one observer. by Jake Johnson, staff writer Wednesday, August 12 The head of the Iowa Postal Workers Union alleged…

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Posted in Common Dreams News USPS

Postmaster General—a major Trump donor—ousts top officials

‘Friday Night Massacre’ at US Postal Service as “America is in a dead sprint to authoritarianism. The man is pulling out all the stops to prevent the citizens of this country from holding a legitimate election…

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Posted in Common Dreams Investigations News USPS

Maine Letter Carriers allege USPS leadership ‘willfully delaying’ mail to sabotage Postal Service from within

“We’re watching the deliberate destruction of the Post Office unfolding in front of us,” said one journalist. by Jake Johnson, staff writer Wednesday, July 22 A formal complaint filed last week with the U.S. Postal Service…

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Posted in Analysis Elections Pro Publica Vote by mail

The Postal Service is steadily getting worse — Can it handle a national mail-in election?

Postal delays and mistakes have marred primary voting, and after years of budget cuts and plant closures, mail delivery has slowed so much that ballot deadlines in many states are no longer realistic. by Ryan McCarthy…

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Posted in Columns Hightower

Don’t let Trump gut the Post Office

What kind of leader thinks in a pandemic: “Here’s our chance to kill the postal service!” By Jim Hightower May 6, 2020 What’s the gimmick in Trump’s plan to “rescue” the public Postal Service? One thing…

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Posted in Analysis Columns Hightower

Why the madman in the White House wants to kill the Post Office amid a pandemic

The entire public system—including our beloved U.S. Postal Service—is now under direct attack by an outbreak of Trumpista vitriolitus, an inexplicable form of personal animosity emanating from the White House. by Jim Hightower Wednesday, April 29…

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