Questions tagged [postal-service]

Questions about government-operated postal services or the regulation of private sector postal services.

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How did the mail become such a sacred right in the US?

Larry Lawton is a favourite YouTuber of mine. He tells the story of while he was in prison he asked his father why he stopped writing him letters. His father told him that he never stopped sending him ...
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Did USPS grant a preferential treatment to Amazon?

I asked this question, but it was closed on the ground that it didn't have to do with politics. However if a government owned organisation helped a company with a dominant position on the market to ...
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Why is the USPS not privately operated?

Currently, there is a lot of discussion in my home country (Brazil) about privatization of the postal service, so, of course, the United States comes to mind for comparison: It is a country of ...
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Was US Postmaster General Louis DeJoy "approved by both parties"? To what extent can the board's voting be established as bipartisan?

In the video Trump says he would support investigation into postmaster general the US President emphasizes that the current US Postmaster General namely Louis DeJoy was "appointed by a bipartisan ...
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Has the U.S. Postal Service ever suspended services for a “National Day of Mourning” before?

As some might know—or not know—the U.S. Postal Service is observing the national day of mourning that President Trump has declared on December 5, 2018 in honor of the passing of former U.S. President ...
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When was the USPS post office retiree healthcare benefits started?

I discovered in this answer that the United States Postal Service needs a $6B bailout every year due to retiree healthcare benefits, which are separate from its pension fund. What year did the USPS ...
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Does the USPS post office lose $6 billion per year and require taxpayer bailouts every year?

This video says the USPS requires a $6 billion bailout every year. Why does it need a bailout every year? When did the USPS first offer pensions? Was the USPS underfunding their pensions? What would ...