Postal workers rally to save services

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  • CHS 85 Sandy, UT
    Sept. 28, 2011 11:39 a.m.

    @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.

  • SME Kearns, UT
    Sept. 28, 2011 7:09 a.m.

    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.

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Sept. 27, 2011 9:23 p.m.

    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.