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Postmaster General Plans More Mail Delays, Price Hikes
Read it at The Washington Post
Postmaster General Louis DeJoy plans to eliminate local two-day delivery for First Class mail, lumping it in with the Postal Service’s three-to-five-day envelopes, and ban First Class mail delivered via airplane, The Washington Post reports. Only 38 percent of First Class two-day mail is currently being delivered on time, according to the Post Office’s federal court filings, and the agency is financially underwater, having lost $9.2 billion dollars last year due to a decrease in mail during the coronavirus pandemic and nearly $200 billion in debt. DeJoy’s plan would likely lead to further delays, and he also plans to institute price hikes. DeJoy told the Post the plan had not been finalized.