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USPS letter carriers are being ordered not to deliver mail or finish their routes.

I'm starting with a Facebook post quoted in a Tweet. There are other sources, I just found this most compelling. It was quoted via Pinterest, so I couldn't cut and paste.

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by Anonymousreply 4008/02/2020

US postmaster general tells postal workers to leave mail behind if it slows down their route

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[quote]Mark Dimondstein, the president of the American Postal Workers Union, acknowledged USPS's rocky financial position but sharply criticized the new measures — saying they hit at the very core of the agency's mission, which is to "provide prompt, reliable, and efficient service."

[quote]"These additional moves by the new postmaster general seem to be sending the opposite message, which is that mail can wait," Dimondstein told Business Insider in a phone call on Tuesday. "It will likely undermine the mission we're dedicated to. And in terms of the people of the country, it will likely lead to slower, less prompt, and less reliable, and really less efficient, service."

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by Anonymousreply 107/15/2020

[quote]"Disturbing" memo reveals Trump's USPS chief has slowed delivery amid calls to expand voting by mail

[quote]“The people in power are trying to keep voter turnout low," MJ Hegar, newly-minted Senate candidate in Texas, says

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[quote]Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, a top Trump donor who has given more than $2 million to the GOP, warned employees that the agency needed to make "difficult" decisions to stay afloat, according to a new report in The Washington Post.

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[quote]DeJoy, a North Carolina businessman, ascended to the head office in May after the resignation of Ron Stroman. Stroman, who had defended the integrity of voting by mail, was reportedly forced out amid coordinated Republican attempts to undermine public faith in the service.

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[quote]Vote-by-mail advocates say any new policy which slows deliveries might mean bad news for mail-in ballots, yielding delays in ballot requests and possible confusion surrounding the tabulations of votes. This represents an acute concern for upstart Democratic congressional candidates looking to pick off Republican seats.

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by Anonymousreply 207/15/2020

USA final last days

by Anonymousreply 307/15/2020

I had mail stolen out of my box so I opened up a po box to safeguard against that happening again.

The postal office employees have lost several packages on me; they say 1) we gave it to you (they didn't) or 2) we left it at your address

I say THIS post office is my address. "Sir, we can't help you; we GAVE YOU your package!"

"but I don't have it."

"Well, we gave it to you!"

I understand things get lost sometimes, but they are rude rude rude. The consumer has no resource; if THEIR records show the package was delivered you can't get a refund from the sender.

So freaking frustrating.

by Anonymousreply 407/15/2020

R4 Mary, I appreciate your woes but seriously, there are bigger things at stake here than your lost box of dildoes.

If they fuck with mail in voting, then we're all fucked.

by Anonymousreply 507/15/2020

You have a point R5.

by Anonymousreply 607/15/2020

Of course they will fuck with the mail. This is being done OPENLY. BALD FACE AUTHORITARIAN MOVES. And the congress is dilly dallying, doing nothing.

by Anonymousreply 707/15/2020

After hearing about the Russian bounties on U.S. soldiers, I thought Trump's degeneracy could no longer surprise me. Nope. This is so very sleazy and shameless. Why does anyone still go along with him after they've seen all the convictions against his associates?

by Anonymousreply 807/15/2020

I haven't received any mail in the last 4 or 5 days -- not even junk. I thought that was highly unusual.

by Anonymousreply 907/15/2020

R9 You can have my junk mail - I got more today!

My condolences from Canada where the mail carries on as usual.

by Anonymousreply 1007/15/2020

Most democracies are doing well. Carrying on as usual. Trump plus spineless corrupt Congress has been the perfect storm.

by Anonymousreply 1107/15/2020

We all know how freaked out Trump and many of his minions are about mail in ballots. With this delay of services, the post office may never deliver the ballot with sufficient time for the return deadline date. So even if the mailing is done earlier, people will be slow to return the ballots, often waiting until that last day. If the home-bound person places a return ballot in the box two days before the election, it may never reach the election center to be counted. Even if these obstacles are addressed. Trump will claim that the election is rigged because the post office selectively delivered and picked up mail. He will do everything to win this election.

ALL OF THE DELAY ACTIVITIES ARE TRUMP PLANNED FOR HIS ELECTION.

by Anonymousreply 1207/15/2020

I’m convinced that this is part of a multi-pronged approach for November.

Slow down the mail. Send kids back to school. Have kids transmit the virus to their working parents and retired grandparents, teachers, etc.

Think about it. A household of three school aged kids and two working parents and perhaps a grandparent here and there, can shut this country down like nothing else when considering cold and flu season, cold weather, and filled to capacity hospitals.

You put those possibilities against a non operating, skeleton crew postal system, with a scared voting population, who cannot afford to get sick, and have no choice but to mail in their ballots, you have got an administration making the Bush v.Gore fiasco look like a cotillion.

We are in trouble like I have never witnessed.

What are Americans who still support this tyranny thinking?

by Anonymousreply 1307/15/2020

Coming from Canada, USPS is the one thing the US government does extremely well. It's fast and efficient. Canada Post is a fucking nightmare in comparison.

by Anonymousreply 1407/15/2020

Also, for those who crow about how unprofitable and poorly managed the USPS is, read this. And learn the truth about how Congress fucked the USPS back in 2006. If Dems win back both chambers they should retire this ridiculous requirement.

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by Anonymousreply 1507/15/2020

Bump for the day shift

by Anonymousreply 1607/16/2020

Two possible scenarios for Nov election:

1. Trump steals the election by cheating (this thread ties in with that scenario). USA is done, in that case.

2. Trump loses the election to Biden (despite Trump’s cheating) and he refuses to leave the WH. “Hoax! Dems cheated! Recount! I’m suing! Supreme Court“ etc. fuckfest will ensue.

Either scenario is horrible and very probable (unless the fucker could die in the meantime and spare us all the drama).

by Anonymousreply 1707/16/2020

Good luck getting your mail in ballot, Folks.

by Anonymousreply 1807/16/2020

Anyone who receives packages on a regular basis knows that service is slower because of the extreme volume they have to deal with. If the postal rates are inefficient to deal with the volume and demand placed on them, they should be increased. I know my local post office seems to not care as much as they used to.

by Anonymousreply 1907/16/2020

It's always a good strategy to show how much you're needed by doing and even worse job than you usually do.

by Anonymousreply 2007/16/2020

During the worst of the shutdown (March thru May) my packages I sent and received were delivered in a timely fashion. In June, I started noticing that packages I shipped were taking 10-15 days for priority mail 2 day. The tracking would show no updates but “in the USPS system” like it was just sitting there. Seeing that this douche was made postmaster general in May and this started in June - he IS doing this. I didn’t know what started it and now I do.

These motherfuckers are going to destroy our country.

by Anonymousreply 2107/16/2020

I'm skeptical that the Trump administration could succeed in coercing nearly half a million postal employees to engage in mass felonies on Donald's behalf.

by Anonymousreply 2207/16/2020

OP another Repug troll.

by Anonymousreply 2307/16/2020

Chicago mail is bad. There's some important documents my title company sent me by regular mail, it's been 4 weeks abs it has not arrived yet. Frustrating af

by Anonymousreply 2407/16/2020

I will go stand on line for as long as it takes to cast my vote in November...

by Anonymousreply 2507/17/2020

R21, I notice the same thing. The mail has been drastically slow or I don't get as much mail as I used to.

I usually get my medications mailed but I noticed my Health Plan recently mailed my medications via UPS.

This is the start of voter suppression. However, in California, you can fill out the mail-in ballot and drop it off at the ballot box on the day of voting and not wait in line to use the voting machines. I don't trust the voting machines as they can be hacked by Russia and Trump's cronies.

by Anonymousreply 2607/31/2020

17 days I’ve been waiting for something small shipped from 45 minutes away.

by Anonymousreply 2707/31/2020

I’m voting in person. I’m willing to take the risk. In Manhattan.

by Anonymousreply 2807/31/2020

Even if you vote in person, can you trust the voting machines which may be hacked? In a Blue State like New York, I think it would be pretty safe. Trump is targeting the Swing States. We can drop the mail-in ballot at ballot boxes but even Trump is going after those. So he's slowing down the Post Office and trying to eliminate ballot boxes. There is no end to his evil.

@brettirwin15 Replying to @JohnWDean

Trump campaign is suing Pennsylvania to disqualify ballot drop boxes.

Just so we all have our eyes open. Ballots in a drop box count and have to be counted after the polling date.

Ballots in the mail, even if postmarked on time, do not count.

They want everything USPS.

by Anonymousreply 2907/31/2020

My job involves logistics and I mail tons of stuff to family via USPS, so I rant about them forever. This sounds like a total logistical nightmare. Eventually so much mail will pile up that they will never have enough manpower to deliver it all. Then what happens?

A better way would be to delay only first class mail and continue delivering priority and priority express on time. That would encourage more customers to actually learn about and pay for priority mail 2 day cause they know thats the only way their mail will get there on time. It would also put money in their pockets. Its not rocket science, but I forget we are dealing with the USPS. 90% of Americans can probably tell you more about actual rocket science, than they can about the basic mailing options from USPS. That is how poorly they have marketed their services.

by Anonymousreply 3007/31/2020

This ad needs to be aired everywhere.

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by Anonymousreply 3107/31/2020

Has anyone else noticed in the past few weeks slowness with Netflix disks sent by mail? I have the 3-out-at-a-time plan. I used to get 6 disks per week. Now I get 3 per week.

by Anonymousreply 3208/01/2020

^? wtf is this 2003?

by Anonymousreply 3308/01/2020
by Anonymousreply 3408/02/2020

[quote] I'm starting with a Facebook post quoted in a Tweet.

In other words, I am an idiot.

by Anonymousreply 3508/02/2020

I ordered a VHS of the new Forum Video release from ATKOL and I still haven’t gotten it yet! What’s the holdup???

by Anonymousreply 3608/02/2020

They are definitely out for the USPS for a couple reasons. Privatization and Trump winning. All I can say is to go and vote no matter what. Put the damn mask on and go.

by Anonymousreply 3708/02/2020

I ordered a puppy online. Paid extra for overnight shipping and more holes in the box. It arrived two weeks late and the bastards at the USPS taped over the holes.

Won't be needing the 50lb bag of kibble.

by Anonymousreply 3808/02/2020

Funny, R38

I actually did order some plants online and they have been stuck in USPS for 8 days now. Little chance the plants will still be alive, and won't be able to get a refund since it's not the seller's fault.

Frustrating as fuck.

by Anonymousreply 3908/02/2020

Yep, it would have been curtains for Old Dan and Little Ann right away. No red fern necessary.

by Anonymousreply 4008/02/2020
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