Stories tagged: "united states postal service"


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What a New Law Designed to Save the US Postal Service Means for Michigan

“Many voters in our County are dismayed that Rep. John Moolenaar and many of his Republican [colleagues] continue to vote against the interests of his rural constituents,” said John Helge, a resident of the 4th District. “I believe that they will pay a price for their complacency in November.”

In this June 2, 2008 photo, Southfield Mayor Brenda Lawrence speaks in Troy, Mich. Michigan Democratic gubernatorial candidate Virg Bernero is expected to pick Lawrence to be his running mate. A person close to the Bernero campaign told The Associated Press Friday, Aug. 27, 2010 that Lawrence has been selected. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
WATCH: Brenda Lawrence on COVID, Economic Recovery, and Education in Michigan’s 14th District

The Michigan leader is showing us all how to “keep going” with her decades’ long commitment to public 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.