Skip to comments.Postal Service Looks To Cut 40,000 Jobs In First Layoff In History
Posted on 11/10/2008 6:36:36 PM PST by mbj
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - "We lost 2 billion dollars and like any other business we have to stay afloat." And to keep from sinking, the United States Postal Service is considering cutting thousands of jobs nationwide. Lavelle Pepper with the post office in Shreveport says they too are feeling the affects of the same disease hitting the country... a struggling economy. "We employ about 685,000 people. If we do layoffs it would include clerks, carriers, mail handlers across all crafts."
Pepper says the postal service is looking to eliminate 40,000 jobs nationwide.
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Hell has frozen over.
Cutting only the non-union jobs.
Because they wouldn't have leverage for their own little "bailout".
If they’ve had millions and millions fewer things mailed because of emails, why haven’t these cuts happened years ago? Why now? If they don’t get the revenue, all they’ve had to do in the past years is keep increasing the cost of postage to our detriment. NOW they’re going to do something about it . . . and they call themselves a business?
wonder if the surliness I encounter will change?
I wonder now how many shootings will take place ....
Because they want us to feel bad when we’re standing in line for an hour and a half.
(This is “looking to cut”, not something already committed.)
Well you know, all the hip kids are sending letters these days!
Factor in the high cost of stamps and the availability of email, the future doesn’t look too bright for USPS.
I get too much mail as it is. Hope they go on strike.
I’m surprised it took this long. With more and more postal services being done electronically it was bound to happen.
Because that would make you get your mail too fast. Can't have that now can we... On a serious note, it's beginning. There sure were a lot of lay offs and one big bankruptcy protection application announced today.
At the same time USPS faces increased costs for delivering to more addresses (housing is growing like crazy ~ or it was until the Obama Depression started recently), and fuel costs went up.
Productivity is still improving at USPS thanks to a major investment in automation.
Recently advertising mail volumes dropped (due to the Obama Depression). The result is they have surplus personnel.
Not just emails ....there are more and more peeps paying bills online and directly from their banks
This is a BS cover for eliminating Saturday delivery. You just wait and see, that’ll be one of their “solutions”.
The PO has been a loser for years. Their problems really started, and were made worse by, bulk mail contracts. That have been competing with Fed-Ex and UPS and lose every time, and now they’re competing for pennies against trucking Carriers, who have been decimated by high fuel costs and poor economy.
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