Can the Post Office Be Saved?
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Times are tough for everyone during a pandemic and the United States Postal Service (USPS) is not exempt. Suffering from a myriad of issues (staff shortage, sick workers, tight schedules, lack of income to pay bills, etc.), the monolithic institution has been in the news a lot recently. Most of the articles ask the same thing – Will the USPS survive the pandemic?
Like many other industries, they need an influx of money. Currently on social media we are seeing trends of #buystamps #BuyStampsSaveTheUSPS #BuyStampsNow #SaveUSPS #SaveThePostOffice with many people showing pictures of their recent stamp purchases. One person said they were going to buy stamps every month and what they don’t use they will donate.
Here’s a listing of some of the news articles. Maybe you’ve seen others. Please share.
- US Posts $8.8 Billion Loss for 2019
- The U.S. Postal Service Has Never Been More Important, or More Endangered
- Hoping To Save The Postal Service, People Rush To Buy Stamps
- You’ve Got Less Mail: The Postal Service Is Suffering Amid The Coronavirus
- Postal Service Plunging into the Red as Virus Slashes Mail Volume
- Fact check: US Postal Service will not close in June
In the meantime, I’m going to write a letter. Join me, won’t you?