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Search Tags: National Association of Letter Carriers
The Postal Service's latest financial results are no better than any of their recent numbers. But they might not be as bad as they look. Different interpretations of those numbers cause some leaders to think the Postal Service has a faster route back to profitability than Congress does. Fredric Rolando, president of the National Association of Letter Carriers, told In Depth with Francis Rose nobody argues about the numbers themselves. It's more about how you read them.
Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said the service can no longer afford to delivery first class mail six-days a week. He said cutting back by one day a week would save about $2 billion a year. USPS still would have a $14 billion deficit and needs help from Congress to address other fiscal challenges.
Janet Kopenhaver from Federally Employed Woman and Federal Times Senior Writer Sean Reilly, join host Mike Causey to talk about what would happen if the federal government were to shut down.
January 16, 2013
Tags: pay and benefits , government shutdown , fiscal cliff , sequestration , Janet Kopenhaver , Federally Employed Women , Federal Times , Sean Reilly , furloughs , hiring freeze , Combined Federal Campaign , USPS , Mike Causey , Your Turn
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Labor talks failed this weekend between the Postal Service and two postal unions — the National Association of Letter Carriers and the National Postal Handlers Union.
None of the legislation moving through Congress would provide the Postal Service the speed and flexibility it needs to cut annual costs by $20 billion, Postmaster General Pat Donahoe said Monday. He said they would give USPS "a couple of years of profitability and at least many decades of steep losses." He argued for quicker resolution to the agency's cash crisis.
The United States Postal Service is planning to cut thousands of management jobs in the face of a $6 billion budget deficit.