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Louis DeJoy makes USPS a success, not a failure

ByRandall B. Phelps

Jan 27, 2022

Your January 23 editorial, “Beleaguered American Postmaster Louis DeJoy Still Clings to His Job,” confuses fact with fiction. A reading of the Delivering for America 10-year plan, or even the short two-page version, will reveal that Postmaster DeJoy’s strategies for the future are radically different from the op-ed’s assumptions.

Through his leadership and vision, the Postmaster’s plan maintains universal six-day mail delivery and expands seven-day parcel delivery, stabilizes our workforce and drives innovation. It achieves financial stability to fund employee benefits and $40 billion in investments in people, technology and infrastructure.

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Our independently verified 2020 election mail success story served as a precursor to the incredibly positive 2021 holiday mail season. Our dedicated employees are currently delivering COVID-19 test kits, reinforcing our relevance in society. American.

We will soon be launching innovative solutions like USPS Connect for commercial shippers who want to better meet the needs of their local customers. Next-generation delivery vehicles will one day hit the streets, proof that we mean business.

The world’s largest mail system is led by Postmaster General DeJoy’s commitment to a strong future for the Postal Service, and powered by the pride of 650,000 employees who are dedicated solely to reliable mail delivery.

We are just getting started. We invite you to read the plan.

Tim Norman, USPS Strategic Communications Specialist, Chicago

Teaching is harder than being a lawyer

In his recent letter, Douglas Johnson rightly criticized Seth Lavin’s characterization of teaching as “a brutal way to earn a living”. I would disagree, however, with his statement that Lavin should “try litigation,” suggesting that it is a more difficult and challenging profession.

I have been a teacher and I have been a litigator. Believe me, teaching is much more difficult. Oh, and by the way, it doesn’t pay that well.

Patricia Motto, Elmhurst

Ban plastics, polystyrene

“I have a word for you, Benjamin: Plastics. From the 1967 film, “The Graduate”.

And plastic from Benjamin’s time still hangs around today, polluting our waterways and filling up our landfills. It’s time Chicago and Illinois got serious and passed plastic-throwing legislation, and banning Styrofoam is an easy way to start. It cannot be reused, it is not accepted for selective collection and it breaks down into small pieces which endanger wildlife.

HB3067 and SB 1073 are bills pending in both houses of the state legislature to ban the sale and distribution of disposable styrofoam foodservice containers. Chicago failed to pass an ordinance banning polystyrene, so we have to look to the state to make it happen. Eight states have already banned this ubiquitous polluter. We all need to call our reps and get Illinois to join the movement.

Claudia JacksonChicago