Sunday Night time Owls: Along with a rescue operation, the postal service has to innovatively develop its providers

Activists in Hollywood, California, protest the Trump regime’s handling of the U.S. postal system at a rally to save the post on August 22, 2020.

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Adam Clark Estes writes at Vox –How the Biden administration can save the postal service. The postal service has to do more than deliver mail if it is to survive:

[…] “When you envision the post office going forward, you can’t just fix the man-made bookkeeping duties and then expect the post office to magically be fine in its previous business model,” said Porter McConnell of the Save the Postal Office Coalition. “I think the ability to innovate has to be given to really become a powerhouse.”

In other words, even if Congress gets away with a bailout and ends the pre-funding mandate, the postal service will have to evolve to survive. The Save the Postal Office Coalition, which includes 300 groups including APWU, MoveOn, and Color for Change, met not long after DeJoy joined the agency and asked President Biden for emergency aid of US $ 89 billion in the first 100 days Dollars for the agency. It also urges Biden to appoint a “post-tsar” who prefers postal banking and reform-minded leaders to fill the four open seats on the USPS Board of Governors that Trump had been left blank in the final months of his presidency. If Biden filled all the seats, the Democratic-appointed governors would form a majority on the board, giving them the power to remove DeJoy and reshape the role of the postal service in American life.

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