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U.S. Postal Service Default

john653 Wrote: Jul 22, 2012 10:08 AM
I do not want in privatized. Everybody is missing the main problem here and in the rest of the government, the UNIONS. I dont know where they got their start in Govt, but they need to be BUSTED. We do not need UNIONS in the government. PERIOD.
rforeback Wrote: Jul 22, 2012 9:26 PM
Yup, it's always the unions. Bet you didn't know that the APWU, the largest Postal Union negotiated a contract that was effective NOV 2010 that took a two year wage freeze, did you? Or, that we agreed to pay a greater percentage of our health care premiums, did you? Or, that we completely waived any payment of a COLA for yr 2011, did you?

Now, we will get a raise in Nov 2012 of 1% and COLA will again be paid starting in May 2013. So, the trade off is our job security. I can manage that.
sashamanda Wrote: Jul 22, 2012 11:22 AM
John F. Kennedy gave unions their power to mine the taxpayer.
rforeback Wrote: Jul 22, 2012 9:05 PM
USPS does not take a dime from the US Taxpayer. Hasn't for over 25 years. Bone up on your Postal History a little if you are going to discuss the subject.

No, the U.S. Postal Service won’t close on August 1st because it can’t afford to make a required $5.5 billion payment into a federal fund for postal retiree health benefits. Yes, the entire situation with the USPS is a mess. But when you have politicians ultimately trying to run a commercial operation, constant clean ups in aisle four are to be expected.

Here’s the situation:

1. The USPS is bleeding billions of dollars in red ink and has just about maxed out its line of credit with the U.S. Treasury.

2. In April, the Senate passed a bill that...

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