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USPS Warns Staff Of Temporary Mail Delays As It Cuts ‘Soaring’ Delivery Costs (From Federal News Network) Lexington’s Paul Steidler was quoted in a Federal News Network article on a memo from the new Postmaster General directing Postal Service employees to focus on cutting the “soaring costs” of transportation. According to the memo, late and extra delivery [Read More...]
BIW Strikers Upbeat, Determined After 3 Weeks On The Picket Line (From The Portland Press Herald) Lexington COO Loren Thompson was quoted in The Portland Press Herald’s update on the strike at Bath Iron Works, one of the Navy’s oldest shipyards. As it stands, there is no immediate sign of reconciliation between BIW management and Local [Read More...]
Rising Covid-19 Cases Could Seriously Hamstring DOD Modernization (From Washington Business Journal) Lexington Chief Operating Officer Loren Thompson was quoted in the Washington Business Journal’s piece on DoD downsizing its modernization programs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Because Covid-19 is spreading in places like Texas where there are a lot of Defense [Read More...]
Analysts: BIW’s Future Depends On Union, Management Cooperation (From Portland Press Herald) Lexington Chief Operating Officer Loren Thompson was quoted in the Portland Press Herald’s recent article about the ongoing strike at Bath Iron Works, a major Navy shipyard, which is now entering its third week. The Local S6 Machinists Union, representing [Read More...]
Production Workers Strike Against Major US Navy Shipbuilder (From DefenseNews) Lexington COO Loren Thompson was quoted in a recent DefenseNews article regarding the strike taking place at Bath Iron Works in Maine. Bath Iron Works, one of the Navy’s five largest shipbuilders, is facing its first strike in 20 years [Read More...]
New Postmaster General Is Top GOP Fundraiser (From National Public Radio) Lexington Senior Fellow Paul Steidler is quoted in a May 7 National Public Radio (NPR) story about the appointment of Louis DeJoy, a North Carolina businessman, to the position of Postmaster General. Though Congressional Democrats voiced strong opposition to the [Read More...]
Letters: Think Carefully Before Remaking The USMC (From The Wall Street Journal) The Lexington Institute’s Daniel Goure recently penned a letter to the editor of The Wall Street Journal in response to the Journal’s editorial “Deterring China on a Coronavirus Budget” that was published on April 11. Goure wrote that [Read More...]
Letters: Readers Sound Off On New York City, Youth In Politics And USPS (From The New York Daily News) A letter to the editor, published in the New York Daily News from the Lexington Institute’s Paul Steidler takes issue with the paper’s April 20 editorial, “Posting up: The United States Postal Service needs cash and reforms.” Steidler [Read More...]
Letters: Independent System Operator Keeps Power On (From The Albany Times Union) A letter to the editor of The Albany Times Union by the Lexington Institute’s Paul Steidler addresses the paper’s April 1 editorial, “Isolated, Capital Region-based energy grid workers keep power on.” Steidler commends the heroism of highly-skilled, hard-to-replace professionals who [Read More...]
Letters: The Postal Service Helps Define Our Nation. Losing It Would Be Devastating (From The Los Angeles Times) A letter to the editor published in The Los Angeles Times from the Lexington Institute’s Paul Steidler takes issue with the paper’s April 16 editorial “The Postal Service is America’s lifeline. Save it.” Steidler critiques the editorial for “omitting [Read More...]
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