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  • Federal Workers to Congress: Leave Us Out of Deficit Deal

    11/20/2012 11:25:03 PM PST · by Abiotic · 108 replies
    The National Journal ^ | November 20th, 2012 | Eric Katz
    The Federal-Postal Coalition -- a group representing more than two dozen federal employee unions -- pleaded with Congress on Monday to spare their members in any deal related to the "fiscal cliff." Federal workers, the coalition wrote in a letter, have contributed more than their fair share toward reducing the debt and are the only group that has been targeted so heavily. “Federal and postal employees and their families are hardworking, middle-class Americans who are struggling during these tough times just like other Americans,” the group wrote. “No other group has been asked to financially contribute the way they have,...
  • The Postal Service reported $8.5 billion in losses: Is it time to decertify its unions?

    12/30/2010 8:20:45 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 18 replies · 6+ views
    Coach is Right ^ | DECEMBER 30TH, 2010 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    Last week the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) announced it had lost a staggering $8.5 billion year. Of course there are many reasons for a loss this big. Nevertheless, while no single factor could produce such financial disaster, one cause that stands out is the USPS’s,spiraling labor costs. Fully $5.4 billion of this loss was caused by union pension obligations with another $2.5 billion going to cover workers’ compensation insurance costs. This second figure begs a simple question: Is Postal Service work so dangerous that it takes $2.5 billion to cover Workers Compensation (WC) insurance? This smells like union abuse. In...