Wow. The first article mentioned a 22% drop in first class mail (since 2006). This one reports a 50% drop in the past decade. I realize both can be true, but it illustrates just how much impact the Internet has already had, and that will only accelerate. It seems inevitable that drastic changes are needed (closing 252 USPS processing centers and 35,000 jobs) and this article seems to suggest the Postmaster General can do so without Congressional approval. But may just be more brinksmanship, and "someone" will probably modify the America Jobs Act...
Postal Service plan would cut 35,000 jobs
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