U.S. Rep. James P. Moran (D-8th) expressed concern about the U.S. Postal Service's decision to suspend delivery of first-class mail service on Saturdays beginning in August.
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Friday, February 8, 2013
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The U.S. Postal Service announced it will end Saturday mail delivery by Aug. 1. Speak out: How will this affect you?
Calling the six-days-per-week mail delivery business model “no longer sustainable,” the U.S. Postal Service announced Wednesday it will eliminate Saturday delivery of mail by Aug. 1. The plan to change delivery from six days a week to five would only affect first-class mail. Packages, mail-order medicines, priority and express mail would still be delivered on Saturdays, and local post offices will remain open for business Saturdays. According to the U.S. Postal Service, the reasons are continued economic struggles and the increasing use of the Internet for communications and bill paying by consumers. The U.S. Postal Service is also the only federal agency required to pre-fund health benefits for retirees, and those costs are escalating …
Sunday, January 27, 2013
U.S. Postal Service first announced the price change in October.
The price of stamps will go up to 46 cents Sunday. The U.S. Postal Service will also introduce its Global Forever Stamp which will allow customers to mail letters anywhere in the world for one set price of $1.10. USPS first announced the price change in October. The new price is a penny increase from the previous price, according to the news release. Forever stamps are always good for mailing a one-ounce letter anytime in the future regardless of price changes.