Postal Service asks Congress to allow 120,000 layoffs, remove Union benefits

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    Postal Service asks Congress to allow 120,000 layoffs, overhaul benefits


    Postal Service urges Congress to allow layoffs, cut benefits - Aug. 11, 2011
     
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    Golly...I wonder if scads of USPS employees will sick out and go squat in the capitol building. :eusa_shifty:
     
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    Wouldn't it be easier and less controversial just to raise the price of a stamp?
     
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    Indeed!


    Who will they recall? :eusa_eh:
     
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    I would assume they probably looked into that before they decided to ask Congress to change their bennies.
     
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    Yeah- I suppose a $1.20 stamp would be asking a bit much.
     
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    According to the Household Diary Summary, UPS receivies about 15% less mail each year. Most of it is advertisements. Raisig the price of stamps, as usual, will only serve to cause a quicker decline in volume. Give it another 10 years and we'll probably see UPS become virtually non-existant. Most people use email, text messaging, and social media to communicate these days. The layoffs seem more reasonable to me.

    I'd post a link but I'm still under 15 posts and am not permitted yet.
     
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    That sounds like one hum-drum conundrum. A catch 22.
     
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    On the rare occasion I've had to go to the post office, most of those standing in line are elderly. IF most people using UPS are elderly... (and it's not just where I live in Indiana) I might not be far off on my prediction of a virtually non-existant UPS in 10 years when these people die off.
     
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    I guess we could use this as an example for those that think (see the; They have lost their fucking minds, full stop period thread) that the gov. is capable of managing Jobs as in a gov. entity delivering a simple service that employs workers etc., this is a failure of that model.

    The closer the gov. is to an entity the greater they screw it up.
     

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