Postal Reorganization Act

Postal Reorganization Act

The Postal Reorganization Act of 1970 abolished the United States Post Office Department, a part of the cabinet, and created the United States Postal Service, a corporation-like independent agency with an official monopoly on the delivery of mail in the United States. USPL|91|375 was signed by President Richard Nixon on August 12, 1970. []

The legislation was a direct outcome of the U.S. Postal Service strike of 1970.

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