Postal system

Ranking of the South African postal system compared to the rest of the world

The Universal Postal Union (UPU) has published its annual postal development ranking, listing countries with the best postal systems in the world. The ranking is based on postal performance in 168 countries using big data and other statistics collected by the UPU. When compiling the index, the UPU assesses the reliability, reach, relevance and resilience […]

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Give DeJoy a Chance to Reform the Postal System

If you posted a letter across town on Friday, it may not reach its destination until today. That’s because, since October 1, the U.S. Postal Service has implemented changes that will slow mail down. While we are not thrilled with the delays, we welcome the news as proof of reform of an agency that is […]

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Minnesota unions protest postal system slowdown

Union members lined up outside the main Minneapolis post office on Monday to protest cost-cutting measures which by design will slow the delivery of some 1st class mail. MINNEAPOLIS – The 10-year plan designed to ward off $ 180 billion in losses to the U.S. Postal Service sparked protests from union members in Minnesota on […]

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Stop the Critics, Take the Handcuffs off the US Postal System

I will never forget calling my local post office at 6 am “We have a package for you, Mr. Swanson – and he’s alive!” “ An hour later, I was the proud owner of a dozen chicks who had traversed half the country without damage in two days, from a Midwestern hatchery to Virginia – […]

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Chad Marlow: The US Postal System Was Never Designed to Be Run Like a Business | Chroniclers

In our nation’s early days, Americans were more likely to identify as citizens of their home country than as citizens of the United States. For our nation’s first generation, the Postal Service was often the only reminder that the United States had a federal government. As America expanded westward, the Postal Service allowed new states […]

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7 reasons why privatizing the postal system is ridiculous and senseless

Postman Oscar Osorio continues to deliver mail to Los Feliz amid the Covid 19 pandemic in April … [+] February 29, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. – United States Postal Service (USPS) employees work and deliver essential mail to customers every day. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP via […]

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Buying stamps won’t stop Trump from destroying the postal system

News of a financial crisis at the United States Postal Service (USPS) led to a public appeal urging Americans to buy stamps to save the country’s beloved postal system and prevent the delay of postal ballots in elections. November. Articles published in both Hyperallergic and Lifehacker promoted the idea that buying stamps could save the […]

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Instead of killing the US postal system, let’s expand it

U.S. Postal Service Postman Frank Colon, 59, delivers a package to El Paso on April 30, 2020. (Paul Ratje / AFP via Getty Images) To subscribe to The nation Subscribe now for as low as $ 2 per month! Thank you for signing up The nationthe weekly bulletin of. Thank you for signing up. For […]