Twenty Attorney Generals on Thursday Postal Regulatory Commission sued (PRC), stating that the agency needs to review Postmaster Louis Dejoy’s 10-year plan which aims to “achieve financial stability”.
big picture: The lawsuit claims that the PRC, which oversees the US Postal Service, only reviewed a small part of the 10-year plan created by DeJoy. The plan included not only expanded parcel delivery and increased postage costs but also slower mail delivery.
- The postal delivery slowdown started on 1 October.
why it matters: USPS argued that recession would save money and reverse a Losses estimated at $160 billion.
- But North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein said in a statement That he was suing to ensure that “the radical plan does not destroy timely mail service in rural parts of the state dependent on people for medicines, bill payments and business operations.”
But, but, but: a PRC report released in July The USPS did not agree with the launch, saying that the Postal Service did not prove “in terms of lowering service standards for all Americans”.
- “The scheme has also failed to provide sufficient evidence to justify the extraordinarily limited cost savings estimates,” wrote PRC Commissioner Ashley Poling.
description: The attorney generals who are suing represent states such as California, New York, Massachusetts, Illinois and more.
- In May, the US Postal Service announced plans to raise the price of first class tickets from 55 to 58 cents as part of DeJoy’s 10-year plan.
What are they saying: The PRC said it had received the lawsuit and plans to set up a docket and take it under advice, per CBS News.
- The USPS told CBS News that the lawsuit “has no legal or factual merit, and the Postal Service intends to dismiss it in accordance with the rules of the Postal Regulatory Commission.”