Wednesday is Public Post Office Day in Minnesota

Gov. Tim Walz issued a proclamation last week declaring Wednesday, Nov. 27, Public Post Office Day in the state of Minnesota. The proclamation, signed by both the governor and Secretary of State Steve Simon, is a token of the state’s gratitude for the U.S. Postal Service and its employees as they brace for a busy […]

Workers put Trump on notice: ‘The U.S. mail is not for sale!’

Union solidarity is taking the wind out of Trump’s push to privatize the USPS.

Postal unions call National Day of Action to stop privatization

Local supporters will rally over the noon hour Oct. 8, outside the downtown Minneapolis Post Office.

Deal with Postal Service lands Staples on labor’s ‘Don’t Buy’ list

The boycott of Staples is official. The AFL-CIO last Friday approved the American Postal Workers Union’s request to add the office-supply retailer to the national federation’s list of endorsed boycotts. The APWU and other postal unions launched the “Stop Staples” campaign earlier this year, after the U.S. Postal Service announced plans to expand a pilot […]

Postal workers to Staples: ‘The U.S. mail is not for sale!’

U.S. Postal Service employees from the Twin Cities rallied with supporters April 24 outside a Staples store in Roseville, part of a nationwide day of action opposing plans to put USPS service counters inside Staples locations across the country. Already, 82 Staples stores in Georgia, California, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts house USPS service counters, and postal […]

Letter to the Editor: State Fair trip provides another sign of postal privatization

Our Minnesota State Fair prides itself in offering new things to be found on the fairgrounds each year. But this year, I found one of the State Fair’s new offerings distressing – and insulting – to me. I have regularly attended our “Great Minnesota Get-Together” since childhood, and for as long as I can remember […]

Gov. Dayton rallies support for preserving Saturday mail delivery

The fight is on to save Saturday mail delivery. Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton joined more than 100 demonstrators outside the main post office in Minneapolis yesterday, leading the call for federal lawmakers to strengthen – not dismantle – the U.S. Postal Service. “I’ve never heard of anyone whose business is in trouble deciding the way […]