U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy Pulls Plug on USPS Changes
President TrumpThe new Postmaster General makes a major about-face … suspending all major changes to the USPS until after the November election.
Louis DeJoy announced on Tuesday that in order to avoid even the appearance of voter suppression, it is immediately suspending the reduction in retail hours at the post office, promising to keep mail processing equipment and boxes in place blue collections … and overtime for postal workers will continue to be approved as needed.
He also says that no mail processing facilities will be closed.
Good for the country … but there is a caveat. DeJoy said these measures will go into effect after the election, so ultimately it looks like it will be bad news for USPS employees … it just got delayed.
No word on whether the Post will bring back the blue collection boxes it has already deleted Across the country. Some blue collection boxes have also reportedly been locked in some cities, including Los Angeles.
DeJoy – a longtime Trump ally with no experience in the post – made the choice just days before he was ready to testify before the Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs. This hearing, and a congressional hearing next week, takes place in the wake of DeJoy’s accusations of intentionally hampering the USPS ‘ability to handle the expected massive volume of mail-in votes this year.
As we reported, some people are already rallying around USPS workers … protesting in front of DeJoy’s house in DC to celebrities do their part on Cameo.
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