‘Disastrous at a time like this’: US Postal Service is on the brink of crisis

Posted by on June 3, 2020 7:00 am
Categories: Global Stories

The post office could be key to people voting during the pandemic but perverse financial rules and Trump’s hostility put that at risk

Even before the coronavirus pandemic, the United States post office had been atrophying from financial turmoil. Over the past decade, post offices have been closed across the country, rural mail delivery is stretched thin, and thousands of post office workers have been laid off. 

The outgoing postmaster general recently warned that without immediate support the agency could run out of funds within the year, and in that case might need to shut down. 

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