Postal Services’ ‘Friday Night Massacre’: Postmaster General Louis DeJoy Overhauls Leadership & Services Ahead Of Election
The USPS implemented several new policies and shook up their management on Friday, prompting criticism and skepticism as the service faces allegations of intentionally delaying mail ahead of the 2020 general election, which will be conducted primarily through absentee ballots and mail-in voting.The new Postmaster General, Trump appointee Louis DeJoy, has denied the allegations and insisted that any measures resulting in delays are part of cost-cutting initiatives designed to make the Post Service financially stable.Friday’s memo detailed a slew of changes including a management-level hiring fr...
Is Trump’s Postmaster General Louis DeJoy Slowing Mail Down To Damage Mail-In Voting?
Recent reports of delays in service by the U.S. Postal Service have prompted concerns that mail-in voting and absentee ballots will be undermined by the new Postmaster General and Trump megadonor, Louis DeJoy.Under DeJoy, the Post Office has attempted to cut costs by stopping overtime pay for carriers and clerks, which has resulted in mail being delayed by several days.A USPS employee explained in an email to MSNBC how quickly mail can build up and become delayed.“Last Monday my carrier was off… Her route sat there until she returned on Tuesday. She had to take out Monday’s mail, Tuesday’s mai...