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Sunday Evening Owls: Apart from a bailout, Postal Service must develop its companies innovatively

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Activists in Hollywood, California, protest the Trump regime’s dealing with of the U.S. Postal System at a Rally to Save the Publish Workplace on August 22, 2020.

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Adam Clark Estes at Vox writes—How the Biden administration can save the Postal Service. The Postal Service has to do greater than ship mail if it desires to outlive:

[…] “Envisioning the publish workplace for the long run, you possibly can’t simply repair the substitute bookkeeping issues after which anticipate the publish workplace to magically be superb in its earlier enterprise mannequin,” defined Porter McConnell of the Save the Postal Workplace Coalition. “I feel it must be given the power to innovate, so as to actually begin being a powerhouse.”

Put otherwise, even when Congress pulls by way of with a bailout and ends the prefunding mandate mess, the Postal Service nonetheless must evolve to outlive. The Save the Postal Workplace Coalition, which incorporates 300 teams, together with the APWU, MoveOn, and Colour for Change, got here collectively not lengthy after DeJoy joined the company and is looking for $89 billion in emergency reduction for the company in President Biden’s first 100 days. It’s additionally pushing for Biden to nominate a “postal czar” who favors postal banking and reform-minded leaders to fill the 4 open seats on the USPS Board of Governors, which Trump had left empty within the closing months of his presidency. If Biden fills all of the seats, Democrat-appointed governors would make up a majority of the board, giving them the facility to take away DeJoy from workplace and reshape the Postal Service’s position in American life.