|I missed this amidst all of the overwhelming events of the past month. USPS BOG is requesting a $.03 increase in first class mail rates. Just heard it on CNN and want to see for myself. Sorry if it was already posted.|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 11, 2001
Release No. 01-078
POSTAL SERVICE PROPOSES CHANGE IN POSTAGE RATES
Aggressive Cost Cutting Results In Lower Than Projected Request
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Board of Governors of the Postal Service said today they will propose a three-cent increase in the price of a First-Class stamp as part of an overall rate increase request, which is less than 9 percent. The request will be formally submitted to the Postal Rate Commission later this month and is well below initial predictions of 10 to15 percent. For the past 30 years, the price of stamps have tracked the Consumer Price Index.....