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Your Call: Midnight mail — keeping the postal service running

Nov 15, 2016

 

On the November 15th edition of Your Call, we look at the struggle to keep the U.S. Postal Service healthy.

The United States has some of the cheapest and fastest mail delivery in the world...but there are recent reports that Bay Area residents have been getting their mail late at night, even past midnight — and sometimes not at all. Mail carriers have several challenges — between election season mailers, holiday packages, and a unique healthcare spending requirement from Congress, the U.S. Postal Service is struggling. Can it maintain its renowned levels of service? It's Your Call, with Renee Kemp, and you.

Guests:

Ruth Goldway, former Chair of the Postal Regulatory Commission

Brian Renfroe, National Association of Letter Carriers’ director of city delivery

Web Resources:

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Misdirected Mail: White House Budget Proposes Damaging Postal Service Cuts

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