@DN Subscriber,I went to Fedex to send a letter across the country
for three-day delivery and told them I'd pay $.46 and they couldn't do it for
that price. I'm not defending the USPS, but you can't just expect
people to get a pink slip and just say "oh well." If someone was
threatening your livelihood, wouldn't you do everything in your power to save
your job? For some reason you all think that government workers should be happy
to be terminated.
The headline is misleading, postal workers are rallying to save their cushy jobs
and benefits, not to save postal services. Talk to someone who has to try to
manage postal workers, the union has tremendous power, postal workers convicted
of drug use and unable to drive can't be fired for months to years. As far as it
being unfair that the postal service must set aside billions of dollars to pay
for retirement benefits, the benefits are going to cost billions of dollars.
Much better to plan to pay for it now. All government agencies, at all levels,
should be forced to operate the same way.
Sorry, Mailpersons, the math just does not work. Major, major changes are
ncessary if the USPS is going to survive. That includes major changes in your
contract and benefits, and the number of workers and numbers of post offices
left to operate in the future.Be thankful you have a job-- at least
for now.Email, FEDEX and UPS have made the traditional post office
nearly obsolete, despite what some people want to believe.