Postal Service To Appeal Decision Rejecting Rate Hike; MPA Responds

Editor’s Note: The Postal Service announced today it will appeal last month’s decision of the Postal Regulatory Commission not to allow an exigent rate increase. The USPS is asking the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington to review the decision rejecting January rate hikes averaging 5.6 percent—far higher for periodicals—in an effort to close an estimated budget gap of more than $7 billion by 2011.

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