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.