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Sun. 7:08pm: Postal carriers, workers rally to protect mail delivery

March 24, 2013

YOUNGSTOWN - Letter carriers and other U.S....

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CommonSense

Mar-25-13 8:43 AM

A rally? Why? Saturday will just be another day for them to deliver the wrong mail to the wrong address.

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NewtonFallsHowland

Mar-25-13 6:45 AM

1. What's a rally going to do, other than make them look like children? 2. Like anyone else in America, if you don't like how things are going at work, look for another job or start your own business. If you can't find any better situation or pay, then looks like making the best if it is your only option. No one is entitled to complete satisfaction at work. Like many in America, I've made considerably less over the past 4 years, yet my expenses and taxes have continued to rise. All of this to watch public sector employees stand and whine about not getting the raise they want. Boo hoo.

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NachoCheese

Mar-25-13 12:35 AM

Let's see... they were rallying because??? Oh yeah - "the union". Enough said. Businesses and consumers alike will be just fine without Saturday delivery. Logic would tell you this would save 1/6 of the costs of labor for delivery (realizing not an exact match because the services that actually MAKE money for the USPS like express mail will continue to be run on those days (but again, those services are profitable). The funny thing here is, "the union" once again is trying to block common sense solutions - but the irony is, over the years, it has been "the union" that forced the issue of Monday through Friday work schedules for so many of "the union carriers" and caused the hiring of temps and part timers to fill, among other things, many of the Saturday shifts - so "the union" has proven this point now to their own demise. Be careful for what you wish! Who gets much of their important stuff via the post office these days anyhow? Email

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Zenieth

Mar-24-13 9:05 PM

The postal service has been mismanaged for twenty years. Let's come out with yet another new stamp! Let's keep raising the price by a penny, some multiple times a year! Let's let's let's ........ The system needs overhauled and managed property to turn a profit, period.

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thebear402

Mar-24-13 8:54 PM

I know Dominic personally, he is a good person, but he is wrong here. The majority of the US public does not care if the USPS cuts Saturday delivery. Incidentally, the USPS will continue to deliver Express Mail and Priority Mail, just not letters, flats or parcel post. Also, window services will remain open and p.o. box service will be available. This will save the USPS a lot of money, but as the article alluded to, the real problem is Congress and their meddling.

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insider

Mar-24-13 8:53 PM

"It's costing the agency $5.5 billion a year."

No, it's not. The U.S.P.S. defaulted on the last two annual payments.

"If they were guaranteed that nobody would lose their job, yet eliminate Saturday delivery, they'd say do it tomorrow,..."

Wrong again. The bargaining unit postal employees already have no-layoff guarantees etched in stone. They're griping because they might have to be forced to commute a few more miles, or learn a new job, or cushy jobs in their union will dry up as less dues roll in because of attrition.

They need to learn that the people of America own the post office, not its employees.

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jonathon

Mar-24-13 8:48 PM

I wonder what the "union" president said when they told the "last" pony express rider to put his bag down and his horse back in the barn??

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LaidOffDrone

Mar-24-13 7:26 PM

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LaidOffDrone

Mar-24-13 7:25 PM

They're not rallying to protect Saturday mail delivery, they're rallying to protect their livelihoods.

If they were guaranteed that nobody would lose their job, yet eliminate Saturday delivery, they'd say do it tomorrow, lol.

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