"This is a plan to close Post Offices and outsource postal work. A sign on the door that says 'We're closed, go to Staples.' It couldn't get much more obvious.
The Postal Service has set up U.S. mail service counters in 82 Staples stores throughout the country. The workers at those counters are non-union Staples employees, not union postal workers.
Chanting "Whose post office? The people's post office!" Postal Workers and their union allies marched in Washington protesting the USPS scheme to run postal services out of Staples stores.
The target will be schemes to cut postal services, end Saturday pickup and delivery, and fire or let go by attrition hundreds of thousands of workers.
A National Weather Service meteorologist has given Metro Detroit the number # 1 ranking in its "misery index." And I deliver mail on foot, house to house, six days a week. That probably explains why I talk to my shoes. I may be delirious.
As far as Mark Dimondstein is concerned, the members of the Postal Workers are going to be out in the streets even more than they already are.
Since Congress must start all over again to fix the money troubles at the U.S. Postal Service, it should do so the right way.
Under this plan, financed by Pitney Bowes, the entire Postal Service would become a series of private companies.
A new federal report on the financial ills of the U.S. Postal Service is a reiteration of previous justifications for huge agency prepayments of future retirees' health care costs.
The hunger strikers called on postal management to suspend cuts and closures and allow Congress to fix the finances by repealing the prefunding mandate and refunding the pension surplus.