In E-Mail Age, Postal Service Struggles to Avoid a Default


In E-Mail Age, Postal Service Struggles to Avoid a Default – NYTimes.com.

“At the same time, decades of contractual promises made to unionized workers, including no-layoff clauses, are increasing the post office’s costs. Labor represents 80 percent of the agency’s expenses, compared with 53 percent at United Parcel Service and 32 percent at FedEx, its two biggest private competitors. Postal workers also receive more generous health benefits than most other federal employees.”

Unions are not flexible. They keep costs high even if revenues decrease and conditions change. They should not be allowed on the federal level.

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