They should announce a 5 year phase out of the postal service. Give time for the private comopanies to extend their services as they will or new companies to come forth. Also, gives time for employees to retire or get other jobs. Sell off the buildings and put in fund to pay for retirements.
Actually, the people could get jobs with the new companies, probably at reduced pay and reduced benefits but still they would have jobs. Also, the buildings now being used by the USPS could be sold or rented to private mail companies. I would bet UPS and Fedex would love to take over mail and all package delivery services.
The alternative is for the UPS to dump the Unions, dump all the extra perks and go back to being the type of mail delivery service I remember from when I was a child living on a Rural Route.
posted on 08/22/2009 1:21:52 PM PDT
When UPS took its modern form the Teamsters Union was invited by management (former Headquarters postal employees and managers) to unionize the whole darned thing.
You have to be part of management to buy stock in UPS.
posted on 08/22/2009 2:07:41 PM PDT
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