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In Defiance of Senate Democrats, USPS Will Begin Office Closures

Anne384 Wrote: May 18, 2012 10:46 AM
If the Post Office truly wanted to get back to financial health they would raise bulk mail rates instead of first class. When the late first class rate increase took place, the bulk rate DECREASED. Since most of the mail volume is made up of bulk mail, why not charge them more? It might cut down on how much junk we get but how many fewer employees could handle the reduced volume.
The U.S. Postal Service will begin closing local offices and processing centers this summer as part of a downsizing plan that would put the USPS on more sound financial footing. There's still a long way to go, but this is good preliminary news.

At a news briefing, Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said the agency's mail processing network had simply become too big, given declining first-class mail volume and mounting debt. It will now consolidate nearly 250 plants as originally proposed, including 48 this summer, but will stretch out the remainder over a longer time frame in 2013...
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