Officials say pets that don't previously show signs of aggression may still bite a postal worker, and the agency is asking residents to secure their dogs before mail carriers arrive.
The civil rights icon spent nearly 60 years in public service, including more than three decades representing the Atlanta area. Now, the USPS is paying homage to his years of work.
The lawsuits contend that purchases of thousands of fossil fuel-powered delivery vehicles will cause environmental harm for decades to come. The Postal Service says it conducted a thorough review.
Starting next month, more than 30% of first-class packages will be considered on time if they arrive within four or five days, as the Postal Service eases its standards for delivery times.
Some lawmakers worry that pushing future post office retirees' health costs to Medicare could hurt the health program's outlook.
The embattled USPS has been losing billions of dollars annually in recent years. The bill, which focuses on cutting health care costs, would result in $50 billion in savings over 10 years.
The changes to the Postal Service include slower delivery of some first-class mail and higher holiday-period pricing — changes the states want regulators to review.
Some of the changes will result in increased transit times for cross-country and other long-distance deliveries. The price increases will not affect shipping for international products.
The U.S. Postal Service is still digging out from under an avalanche of mail sent over the holidays. Plus, the system has been strained by the impact of COVID-19 on its workflow and workforce.