Thread: U.S. Issues USPS to end Saturday mail
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:59 AM   #92
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Originally Posted by luv View Post
It's a matter of Congress (not sure what it would be called...a bill, a decree (lol), I don't think it's law) that the mail is delivered six days per week. It would be a work of Congress to change it to five. If they're actually going to do something, why don't they considered the petitions made by the NALC to recalculate how much prepayment goes into the employee benefit program. The numbers are based on 2006 employment, which is much higher than it is now. Why don't they accept the offer of employees paying for 3% more of their health insurance (sounds small but would be huge overall)? The Postmaster General is trying to create a loophole in the six day delivery by saying that packages will still be delivered on Saturdays, thus something is being delivered six days per week.

I asked my dad how this would affect him and the post office in general. He's retiring 2/28/14. He's eligible to retire in October, but he likes delivering through the holidays. Anyway, he said they would probably offer to pay him to retire early. There are a few thorns he would have to deal with due to retiring before October, but he would do it if it meant saving someone with less seniority's job. What? Saving a job? Yeah, he predicts about 50,000 jobs will be lost nationwide due to this. So, which are you going to bitch about now, the unemployment rate or people applying for unemployment benefits?

On a personal note. I work in the legal field. It's going to suck ass to not have Saturday delivery. Not that anyone is in the office to receive the mail on Saturday, but it's nice to put something in the mail before leaving Friday knowing it will get picked up Saturday, thus cutting two days off the time it will take to get there (if I would have to wait until Monday to mail it).
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