Stories tagged: "united states postal service"

Sen. Peters surveying flood damage. Photo courtesy Sen. Peters' office.
Michigan Sen. Gary Peters Tells Us How He Became Washington’s Most Accomplished Freshman Senator

Fueled by the grit and tenacity of the Michiganders he serves, Sen. Gary Peters has worked on dozens of bills signed into law, earning the track record of a "most effective" leader.

A common theme among participants was that the USPS is not for sale, and is to be protected by the public, for the public.
JUST IN: Dingell, Lawrence Call on Senate to Save the Postal Service

Two Michigan congresswomen led a call to action encouraging the Senate to take up legislation to protect the postal service. One of them is a former postal worker.

Louis DeJoy testifies to Congress, while WOODTV in Grand Rapids captures a 'sorting machine graveyard' and Detroiters rally to save the USPS. Photos by C-SPAN, WOODTV and Franz Knight.
West Michigan Lost 1 of 4 Mail Sorting Machines. Postmaster General Dejoy Refuses to Reinstall Them.

Mail slowdowns have hurt Michigan businesses and prevented Michiganders from having their vote count. But the Postal Service is throwing away sorting machines.

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Retired Mail Carrier: Changes at the Postal Service Could Be Devastating for Its 669,000 Employees

Vincent DiGaetano took pride in his 30-year career as a mail carrier. Now, he’s worried about the future of the USPS.

Supporters came with many signs, ready to share the message and make their voices heard.
PHOTOS: Detroit’s Rally to Save the USPS

This community of postal workers, neighbors, and lawmakers are demanding that the USPS be saved.

Lewis Haney, selling his Windy Woods designs at a convention center. Photo courtesy Lewis Haney.
The Long Tail of Postal Delays: How an Inconvenience Leaves Lasting Damage

Macomb County designer and Etsy businessman Lewis Haney from Warren says postal delays leave microbusinesses like his "stuck in a sort of limbo."

A United States Postal worker makes a delivery with gloves and a mask in Warren, MI. AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
USPS Is Slating Branch Closures. Here’s How One Detroit Community Is Responding.

Keith Combs has been a Michigan postal worker for more than 30 years. Since 2016, he said everything has changed.