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Congress Keeps its Hand Around the Neck of USPS

loadstar Wrote: May 07, 2012 11:28 AM
The unionized postal clerks make TWICE what their peers at Fed Ex, etc., make. Minor league postmasters make well into 6 figures and get their homes purachased to move as if corporate execs.-- need we say more?
truckingal Wrote: May 07, 2012 1:30 PM
First, USPS and FedEx employees dont equal out to apples and oranges.FedEx clerks might equate to clerks but thats about all-completely different business. Locally postal employees at small post offices make about $10/hr . .and the Post Master makes $14/hr ( excessive?) 'Minor-league' Post Masters DONT all make six figures . .Locally, I happen t know that our Post Master doesn't make six figures even with fringe added in: I know only because I obtained the figures so that I could file a comment with the PRC. As for purchasing their homes, that's outright disinformation. The real problem here is that USPS itself doesnt now what they spend/pay for. That's a failure of MANAGEMENT! Fire Donahue and you might start solving their problems.
FE523 Wrote: May 07, 2012 12:52 PM
where do you get your info from?

The postal reform bill passed in the Senate last week is further evidence that politicians shouldn’t be entrusted with running a hotdog stand, let alone the nation’s mail. The U.S. Postal Service is supposed to operate like a business, but congressional micromanagement makes that impossible. Nevertheless, 62 senators voted for an eye-glazing 191-page bill that would keep Congress’s hand placed firmly around the USPS’s neck.

Here’s a summary from the Washington Post:

The bipartisan measure passed 62 to 37 and would give the Postal Service nearly $11 billion to offer buyouts and early retirement incentives to hundreds of thousands...