It's The End of an Era: No More Overnight Delivery From USPS

Despite months of protests across the country, overnight single piece first class mail delivery will end as of Sunday, July 1.

Beginning Sunday, overnight single piece first class mail delivery will end. Henceforth, delivery will take two to three days. 

Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe announced in a statement earlier in the year that once first-class service is terminated, he will then begin closure of half the mail sorting plants in the country and cut hours from 25 to 75 percent in half the nation’s post offices. No less than 40,000 jobs will be eliminated.

While it could now take a bit longer for people to get their mailboxes stuffed, it may have been worse if USPS had come to pass.

The facility, which employs more than 1,000 people, was originally set to be shuttered by May, a move that would have put roughly 700 members out of work. A small number of staffers would then have been transferred to the post office's sorting center in Brooklyn.

How will the loss of single piece overnight delivery affect you? Let us know in the comment section below.

Jed Pauker July 07, 2012 at 03:17 PM
Some folks can't accept that the New Deal helped equalize access to the American Dream, so they're dismantling it. USPS, with all its property and with its mandate to provide every American with equal access to information, is a significant target in the campaign to strip government of services that could bring profit to private providers - without the burden to serve the public at large. The internet is small potatoes as far as challenges to the Post Office go. Whittling down the Postal Service is a multi-decade process, beginning in the late 1960s and made official by Nixon's Postal Reorganization Act of 1970. The 2006 PAEA that caused the current crisis is the latest gambit. See prior comment here: http://bayside.patch.com/articles/bayside-leaders-troubled-by-rumors-that-bell-blvd-post-office-could-be-closed#comment_3891080
john July 07, 2012 at 03:42 PM
poor baby are you jealous
Concern Postal Employee July 12, 2012 at 03:42 PM
Before they considered laying off people. They should think about the impact that will have for the economy of the country. They should be thinking solutions not adding to the problems this country is facing.
Jed Pauker July 13, 2012 at 02:31 PM
That's right. But it's not enough to be right. They have to know what we think. This is winnable only if the vast majority (that's us) speaks up, beginning today. We CAN make the difference, and it will be big. Two destructive pieces of legislation currently have momentum in Congress. They must be replaced with the balanced proposals that already exist. Please write your local, state and federal representatives. Tell them to recall S1789 and to pass S1853. Tell them to oppose HR2309 and to pass HR3591. If you have questions, feel free to look them up at popvox.com, which reports on the status of legislation. The links below discuss the bills mentioned above: https://www.popvox.com/bills/us/112/s1789 https://www.popvox.com/bills/us/112/s1853 https://www.popvox.com/bills/us/112/hr2309 https://www.popvox.com/bills/us/112/hr3591 Again, this is big. Please take action today.
Ob February 06, 2013 at 01:30 PM
Pre funding of healthcare doomed the Postal Service service although first class mail has droped packages and delivery confirmation has risen to record rates. Can you say privitazation. Do your research when did the Post start losing money the same year we started pre funding health care.


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