Post Office http://kplu.org en The Post Office will miss another multi-billion dollar payment http://kplu.org/post/post-office-will-miss-another-multi-billion-dollar-payment This Sunday, the U.S. Postal Service won't be able to pay its latest $5.6 billion dollar obligation. This will be its second default; on Aug. 1 it failed to come up with a $5.5 billion dollar payment. <a href="http://about.usps.com/news/national-releases/2012/pr12_0930rhbpayment.htm">The Service is warning of expected losses</a> this year unless something is done:<p><blockquote><p>"Comprehensive reform of the laws governing the Postal Service is urgently needed in order for the Postal Service to fully implement its five-year business plan and return to long-term financial stability. Fri, 28 Sep 2012 15:40:09 +0000 Korva Coleman 6519 at http://kplu.org The Post Office will miss another multi-billion dollar payment U.S. letter carriers rally to 'save America's postal service' http://kplu.org/post/us-letter-carriers-rally-save-americas-postal-service <p>U.S. postage <a href="http://faq.usps.com/eCustomer/iq/usps/request.do?create=kb:USPSFAQ&amp;view()=c%5Bc_uspsse10242011%5D&amp;varset(source)=sourceType:embedded#When_and_why">rates went up again</a> at the start of this year.&nbsp;But the service is still<a href="http://postal.oversight.house.gov/"> in financial crisis</a>.</p><p>And letter carriers say the latest legislative fix about to come before the U.S. Senate&nbsp;could devastate the mail service as we know it.</p><p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 18:02:03 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 4737 at http://kplu.org U.S. letter carriers rally to 'save America's postal service' Going postal ... with music http://kplu.org/post/going-postal-music <p>We&rsquo;re going postal on you this week. Songs about letters and mail abound, and no wonder, with over 570,000 workers, the US Postal Service is the second largest employer in the US, behind Wal-Mart.</p><p> Thu, 22 Sep 2011 11:30:00 +0000 John Kessler & John Maynard 2658 at http://kplu.org Going postal ... with music