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USPS to Start Slowing Down Deliveries, Grants Major Contract to Co. Tied to Postmaster General DeJoy

HeadlineAug 11, 2021

The U.S. Postal Service has finalized its contested plan to slow down some first-class deliveries as part of its efforts to slash spending. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy — a Trump appointee — announced the 10-year plan in March. Opponents say the move will disproportionately impact small businesses, middle- and low-income people, as well as seniors, and that the risks aren’t justified by what’s expected to be a low financial return. Meanwhile, USPS is paying $120 million over the next five years to a major logistics contractor called XPO Logistics. DeJoy previously served as an executive at XPO and continues to have financial ties with the company.

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