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As of today, we finally welcome the USPS to reality which has announced that, in an attempt to avoid bankruptcy, it is now seeking to reduce its total overhead by 20%, or a whopping 120,000 workers (a number which would amount to roughly an increase of 0.1% in the national unemployment rate). Ah yes, but this is prohibited by existing union contracts. Furthermore, WaPo writes that "SPS also wants to withdraw its employees from the health and retirement plans that cover federal staffers and create its own benefit programs for postal employees." Good luck trying to convince a labor union that cutting an ungodly amount of jobs is for the greater good. Alas, what happened in Greece (and what is about to happen in Italy) will be nothing compared to what will happen when the entire post office goes, well, postal.
Originally posted by ziggy1706
Gone are the days, of where having a united states postal service job, was a guaranteed postion. now that too, is affected. They said it was due to online ordering, instead of going through the postoffice, for thier stuff. online is agood thing, but it also kills local businesses. we should go back to buying in store, and reserve online buying, for minute stuff.
Originally posted by themailman
reply to post by LargeFries
actually, the post office has not received a dime in federal funding (tax dollars) since the 70's. every penny comes from postage. the usps is technically owned and controlled by the federal government but independently operated. maybe you should do a little research before you run your mouth about magic checks and wasted tax dollars. just sayin.