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

Calling US Postal Service ‘a joke,’ Trump demands four-fold price hike for customers amid Covid-19 pandemic

Such a move, say critics, “would be a disaster for millions of Americans who rely on USPS.” by Jessica Corbett, staff writer Friday, April 24, 2020, 5:45 PM MST President Donald Trump on Friday threatened to…

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Posted in Bailout 2020 Common Dreams News Public Policy USPS

Postal Union Slams Trump for Holding USPS funds hostage to force cuts

‘A Power Grab’ ‘Draconian’ “This administration is committed to fulfilling the decades-long pursuit by some to sacrifice our public Postal Service at the altar of private profit.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer The 200,000-member American Postal…

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Posted in Columns Hightower OtherWords

Most years, the Postal Service is a moneymaker

Most of the agency’s deficits are phony paper losses, manufactured by Congress at the behest of corporate privatizers. By Jim Hightower April 22, 2020 One public service that people really like and count on is the…

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Posted in Coronavirus Labor News Public Health

Postal Workers say USPS isn’t telling them when colleagues test positive for COVID-19, despite promising to

The CDC says people who have been exposed to COVID-19 should quarantine. Many postal workers say they have no way of knowing if that’s them. by Maryam Jameel April 14, 10:40 a.m. EDT The U.S. Postal…

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Posted in Coronavirus Labor News Pro Publica

Letter Carriers Say the Postal Service Pressured Them to Deliver Mail Despite Coronavirus Symptoms — and Often Without Hand Sanitizer

Experts say coronavirus could be transferred through mail delivery by sick employees. Postal workers say USPS isn’t doing much to keep them or their customers safe. by Maryam Jameel March 18, 4:50 p.m. EDT Postal carriers…

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