Postal Service delays could move jobs to private competitors

Aug 12, 2020
Recent problems at the USPS could lead to more businesses using private companies for shipping — and that could have consequences for workers.
A Postal Service worker on the job in El Centro, California. Leadership changes could affect the workforce's options.
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Postal Service could come to a halt by June as it bleeds cash

Apr 13, 2020
The pandemic has caused another sharp decline in business.
COVID-19 has caused another sharp decline in USPS' business, and the cost of keeping employees outfitted in gloves and masks is adding to its financial troubles.
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Six fewer shipping days till Christmas puts pressure on UPS, FedEx and USPS

Dec 5, 2019
This year's late Thanksgiving has put shippers on alert. They're reminding customers to send their gifts early.
UPS has sent emails and social media messages about shipping deadlines. Above, a UPS worker sorts packages in San Francisco.
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Postal Service experiments with driverless mail trucks

May 21, 2019
The big-rig mail trucks will include a safety driver in case something goes wrong.
One of the trucks being used in the trial.
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Can the U.S. Postal Service afford a one-day delay in deliveries this holiday season?

Dec 5, 2018
In honor of former President George H.W. Bush, the U.S. Postal Service is suspending deliveries Wednesday.
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USPS $3.9 billion from being in the black

Nov 15, 2018
The U.S. Postal Service lost almost $4 billion during the 2018 fiscal year.
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U.S. announces plan to withdraw from 144-year-old international postal treaty

Oct 17, 2018
The Trump administration announced today that it’s planning to pull the United States out of a relatively obscure 144-year-old treaty. The Universal Postal Union sets rates that national postal services charge for shipping small parcels to other countries. The move could affect how much you have to pay when you buy stuff online, especially if the […]

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U.S. announces plan to withdraw from 144-year-old international postal treaty

Oct 17, 2018
The Trump administration announced today that it’s planning to pull the United States out of a relatively obscure 144-year-old treaty. The Universal Postal Union sets rates that national postal services charge for shipping small parcels to other countries. The move could affect how much you have to pay when you buy stuff online, especially if the […]

The post office may be losing money, but Amazon is not to blame

Apr 2, 2018
Packages from the e-commerce world have helped USPS see double-digit increases in revenue.
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