Postal Service to cut 40,000 Jobs - Non-Union workers first to be cut

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    Like I said, this is a depression and I don't see a way out of it. It started in the 70's with changes in corporate law and it just kept getting worse with each president. I think it's clear the corporations own our government. The sad thing is that the CEOs are so stupid, they didn't realize that by reducing our unemployment and income that they were getting rid of those who could afford to buy their goods and so caused the depression in the first place. Henry Ford was smart, when he started paying his employees a fair wage, suddenly they could afford to purchase the cars they were building and his sales went through the roof.

    Our factories have all shipped overseas and are paying workers so little that they can't even afford to buy a pair of the shoes they are making.
     
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    Don't you think this has much to do with the age of electronic banking and computers? couple that with the increased price in fuel, it's no wonder they are losing money. Another question. I have no idea. What did the major three auto makers pay in hourly wages? Their CEO's"
     
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    Has anyone stopped to consider that the USPS competes with Fed-X and UPS and given the fact they are facing stiff competition from that and the massive increase in electronic forms for of mail it is not surprising that the USPS would be looking at lay-offs.
     
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    Makes sense to me. Moral to the story: JOIN THE UNION!
     
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    All I can think of is that most of those people are lower-middle class white families.

    But when it comes time to re-hire, affirmative action will be back in full swing. They'll be replaced with good union-due paying minority socialists.
     
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    Yes look how much the Union has helped in the profitability with Boeing recently? Here is a Union that during an economic slow down, and with Boeing being the only domestic commercial Aircraft builder they go on strike costing Boeing and the employee's billions. Yes great idea join the Union!!! While I don't have a thing against Unions in general, it would seem to me that if an employee does not wish to join a Union they should not be forced to do so , or be forced to pay Union dues to simply work for a company. Further, IMHO Union employee's should be treated no differently that any other employee during downsizing of any company.
     
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    But we all know union employees are given preferential treatment over non-union employees, especially with the new climate in Washington. So if you choose to work in a union shop, you'd better join the union if you want to keep your job when times get tough. (Especially since union shops cannot handle an economic downturn as well as other companies since unions are usually innefficient and costly.)
     
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    Unions have helped our education system no end, as well....
     
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    Another reason the USPS is losing money is because for a while they they were rolling in it due to ebay.....Ebay is tanking these days as well. They probably hired those 40,000 people when ebay was in its prime....http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/snapshot/snapshot.asp?symbol=EBAY
     
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