U.S. Postal Service
Late Apple founder Steve Jobs is getting his own stamp thanks to a tribute from the U.S. Postal Service. The stamps will be available to put on “snail mail” that the entrepreneur helped reduce the need for in 2015.
The U.S. Postal Service has launched a pilot partnership with Staples that some postal workers believe could be a step towards privatization.
A federal appeals court earlier this week upheld the right of the U.S. Postal Service to deliver mail to a single central point, such as a desk clerk, instead of individual mailboxes in single-room-occupancy hotels in San Francisco.
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in San Francisco Tuesday over whether the U.S. Postal Service is required to deliver mail to tenants in single room occupancy (SRO) hotels. The outcome will impact tens of thousands of low-income tenants.
A proposal to sell a century-old post office, a landmark in downtown Berkeley, has been put on hold and will remain open at least for a few more months.
The post office is hiring 500 new postal workers in the Bay Area and held its first job fair in 20 years in San Jose to find some of those new recruits.
The United States Post Office is bleeding red ink and likely discontinuing regular Saturday service, but the organization still had the money to fund a $2 million San Francisco conference for 400 executives this week.
Saturday mail may soon go the way of the Pony Express and penny postcards. The Postal Service said Wednesday that it plans to cut back to five-day-a-week deliveries for everything except packages to stem its financial losses in a world radically re-ordered by the Internet.
The U.S. Postal Service’s planned shift to five days of home delivery a week instead of six may even make Netflix Inc. slightly more profitable by lowering the costs for sending out its familiar red envelopes with DVDs. That’s because subscribers may be able to watch fewer DVDs for the same monthly price.
The U.S. Postal Service’s plan to sell the building housing downtown Berkeley’s main post office is being met by a great deal of opposition.