Post Office Leaders Warn the Mail May Be Delayed
Article from For Liberty by Norm Leahy.
In addition to trucks that burst into flames, and a balance sheet that’s bleeding red ink, the U.S. Postal Service has another bit of bad news for the public: your mail is probably going to be delayed.
The reason is an attempt to cut costs at the perennially money-losing quasi-government agency:
The plan eliminates overtime for hundreds of thousands of postal workers and says employees must adopt a “different mindset” to ensure the Postal Service’s survival during the coronavirus pandemic.
Late trips will no longer be authorized. If postal distribution centers are running late, “they will keep the mail for the next day,‘’ Postal Service leaders say in a document obtained by The Associated Press. “One aspect of these changes that may be difficult for employees is that — temporarily — we may see mail left behind or mail on the workroom floor or docks,‘’ another document says.
The Postal Service says it will run out of money by April 2021 if mail volumes return to their pre-coronavirus levels. The USPS has requested $75 billion in government assistance to help it meet emergency costs, and to help modernize operations.
Stop BIT-HEN and so what you have to do.
END the Post Office. Turn all mail over to the three top alternative systems. The problem is the Union. GO private.
Maybe if the post office would charge Amazon for delivering their packages they wouldn’t need so much government money (my taxes).
The same people that mismanage the post office, will soon be mismanaging your health care!
It may be time to put the Postal Service to bed. The public now has many other ways to pay biiis, communicate, etc. and the need for postal services has irreversibly declined. Thye Postal Service is a dinosaur. It no longer provides a vital service. Many legal notices are sent by mail, so states will have to be given ample notice to amend their laws to conform to a “no-postal service” environment.
I for one need the postal service. I refuse to pay bills on line. The internet is not a safe way to pay bills. And UPS, FedEx, and other forms charge way too much. Some of us depend on the USPS. Maybe not allowing any company to ship for free, especially Amazon, would make sense. But it’s very much needed by people, like myself, can’t do without it. Sorry but not everyone uses the internet, like my mother.
I sent mail from Cincinnati to Chicago ( 5 hour drive) it took three (3) months to get there registered, they couldn’t fine it, the carrier swears she delivered. PPS. I sent one out and it came back to me stating it couldn’t be delivered, very strange, I’ve been sending to that address for two years with no problems, I just put it back into the mail with the address and the party received it. PPS. My neighbors and I play exchange mail a lot due to the carriers delivering to the wrong houses.
i bet they try to get all those fake ballots in on time….
As a postal worker, I am really disgusted at most of the comments made here. I work in a rural post office where the people here depend on the USPS to get their packages and mail. There is no rural delivery so everyone has to come to the Post Office to get their mail. The biggest problem we are having is that the government has mandated us to pre pay 75 years in advance of health and retirement benefits. Thats saving for people who havent even been born yet. We are the only business mandated to do this. If we eliminated that we would be in the black. The next thing they need to do is unfatten manangement which does nothing but create more redundant work for us, but yet they keep taking our workforce away. How do they expect things to get done when they keep cutting us back. Our maintenance crews are cut so thin they can’t keep up, and the carriers and in office postal clerks are put under so much pressure from management I’m amazed more of us haven’t gone postal. We are accountable for every package, certified letter, registered mail, etc. if you take away the post office and privatize it you can kiss any accountability away. And just to add UPS drops their packages off to the USPS in rural areas so they don’t have to deliver them theirselves. Amazon does pay to ship their packages, but they do get a discount, just as all bulk mailers do. I love my job and the amazing people I help every day. Our customers are very appreciative of us because we are always willing to help them with any questions or problems. We take pride in our jobs, but management is making it very hard for us to keep a positive attitude and outlook.
Ellen, you are so right! I just recently retired from the Post Office after 43 yrs. and 9 mos. of service. I did everything from being a distribution clerk in a Processing Plant, to being a City Carrier for 12 yrs., to being a window and distribution Clerk, to taking training and becoming a Supervisor and then for my last 14 yrs. I was fortunate enough to become the Postmaster of a small office in a wonderful town of just over 6,000 people! I loved most of my work, but after becoming a Supervisor and then Postmaster some of the work became annoying……stupid reports to be sent in to people who didn’t read them, upper managers who required you to be at meetings that didn’t help with any problems you asked to have help with etc., etc., etc….Our customers treasure what we do for them! The problem is we are a service that does not get Taxpayer money and the Government has too much say over what we can or cannot do! Either let us run ourselves or get rid of the Board of Governors and Postal Rate Commission and we could be much better than we are! Most people don’t realize that UPS and Fed-Ex and a couple of other parcel services bring us their parcels for delivery either!
I worked for the Postal Service for 18 years and they treated me, a Disabled Vietnam Vetran so bad I won an EEOC complaint against them that got me retirement at 53 and a nice amount of money for their ignorance. The problem with the PO is they hire managers that cannot do the work. Most of their managers are placed in management because they say yes to everything and most managers are promoted to manager because they cannot do the work they hired for. I worked as an Electronic Techinician and saw one blaring instance where a man working as a mechanic kept on messing up so they made him a maintenance manager first level and he messed that up too. The PO is management heavy and the Union is a major problem. One time an employee was supposed to go to training with $1500 but he spent that money and did not go, he was fired but got his job back and did the same thing a year later but was fired for good. That is what the PO does.
Amazon trucks drop packages at local POs and they are the FIRST ones to be sorted and delivered, even before USPS Priority Mail. USPS sorters do the work for next to nothing while ignoring USPS mail obligations. Amazon pays only $1.50 per package, any/every package, no matter its size or weight. That is NOT competition.
Amazon needs to be forced to pay a fair price…at least cover costs! Postal workers are being overworked and underpaid, people quit and are not replaced, and even custodians are forced to make deliveries using their own cars. Ridiculous.
The last idiot Postmaster General did not submit a single budget when requested, and Trump requested budgets several times. The incompetent witch should have been fired with forfeited pension, not allowed to retire in style. So what is the new Postmaster General doing? Making these idiotic changes that will only push the USPS into extinction.
Believe me, you do NOT want UPS or Fed Ex handling your mail.