Solved

Time to privatize the post office?

Posted on 2011-09-05
10
13 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Time to end the union contracts and privatize the post office?


...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.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/05/business/in-internet-age-postal-service-struggles-to-stay-solvent-and-relevant.html?_r=1
0
Comment
Question by:carsRST
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • +1
10 Comments
 
LVL 6

Assisted Solution

by:Mujtaba_Alam_Khan
Mujtaba_Alam_Khan earned 16 total points
ID: 36485329
Can't they simple shut down the Postal Service?
Who is going to buy a service that doesn't work and is in debt?

-Muj ;-?
0
 
LVL 29

Assisted Solution

by:leonstryker
leonstryker earned 16 total points
ID: 36489012
We been through this discussion before. Do a search in this area and you will see the threads. The way for them to go now is to declare bankruptcy and force the Congress to remove some of the most expensive mandates. Let them move into the 20th century, at least,  if not the 21st century.
0
 
LVL 16

Author Comment

by:carsRST
ID: 36489034
>>We been through this discussion before.

Post link
0
The Eight Noble Truths of Backup and Recovery

How can IT departments tackle the challenges of a Big Data world? This white paper provides a roadmap to success and helps companies ensure that all their data is safe and secure, no matter if it resides on-premise with physical or virtual machines or in the cloud.

 
LVL 29

Expert Comment

by:leonstryker
ID: 36489574
0
 
LVL 16

Author Comment

by:carsRST
ID: 36489585
0
 
LVL 29

Expert Comment

by:leonstryker
ID: 36489629
Same issues.
0
 
LVL 2

Accepted Solution

by:
bergertime earned 18 total points
ID: 36490044
Hey, that was my thread.  Here's what I still don't understand.  The left seems intent on keep the USPS intact.  Hello.....they are the largest producer of green house gases via all the delivery cars.  It would seem to me Al ( My carbon footprint is bigger than yours) Gore would be all over the Post Office getting into the 21st century.  Fine, take my mailbox down, I don't need it anymore.  But hell no....I just don't get it.  So in answer to your question.....NO, let it die.
0
 
LVL 16

Author Comment

by:carsRST
ID: 36490070
>>Hey, that was my thread.


Your Question:
I've read that the USPS has gone from being 7 billion in the hole to 70 billion surplus via a mistake in pension funding.  What will happen to this money?  Will we see lower rates?

My Question:
Time to end the union contracts and privatize the post office?

2 different questions.  
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:bergertime
ID: 36490091
Cars.....I was just adding to that it was my thread.  Did you read the last line...the part that starts with "So in answer to your question...."
0
 
LVL 16

Author Comment

by:carsRST
ID: 36490097
>>Cars.....I was just adding to that it was my thread.  Did you read the last line...the part that starts with "So in answer to your question...."

My apologies.  I appreciate the comment.
0

Featured Post

Three Reasons Why Backup is Strategic

Backup is strategic to your business because your data is strategic to your business. Without backup, your business will fail. This white paper explains why it is vital for you to design and immediately execute a backup strategy to protect 100 percent of your data.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Learn more about the importance of email disclaimers with our top 10 email disclaimer DOs and DON’Ts.
Get an idea of what you should include in an email disclaimer with these Top 5 email disclaimer tips.
This Micro Tutorial hows how you can integrate  Mac OSX to a Windows Active Directory Domain. Apple has made it easy to allow users to bind their macs to a windows domain with relative ease. The following video show how to bind OSX Mavericks to …
This video shows how to use Hyena, from SystemTools Software, to bulk import 100 user accounts from an external text file. View in 1080p for best video quality.

770 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question