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The U.S. Postal Service plans to cut Saturday delivery

NEW YORK ( -- Snail mail might soon get even slower. The U.S. Postal Service plans to propose Tuesday an adjusted mail service schedule, which will likely cut Saturday delivery. The agency will also suggest closing some branches and expanding its use of self-service kiosks in grocery stores and other popular retail spots, as part of its effort to work its way out of a mountain of debt.

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Comment by Anonymous
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 AND how much you wanna bet that stamps are going up?

Remember after 911 and the an***rax attacks rates went up 3 cents?

The mainstream media even ran a story that 2 of the 3 cents went to postal security NOT SERVICE!

Furthermore, they spend hundreds of millions on a database that tracks all mail "metadata".  In other words all the Sent From-Sent To pairs and what was sent.

There's no shortage of money.  They have plenty.  They are using it to tighten the matrix and the noose.  That's all.


Comment by Jean Carbonneau
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 Also this year, contracts between the Postal Service, and the unions are ending in November of 2010.  Look for major concessions to be asked by the Postal Service.

Things such as health insurance, in which depending on what plan you have, the Postal Service pays from 80 to 95 percent of the premium, cutting or eliminating Sunday differential, in which employees are paid 25% of their wage if they work on Sundays, and even get paid the full 8 hours if they work only a half an hour on Sundays(so stupid).

Also, I would think that the PO would get Congress to change the FERS act of 1987, and reduce the amount they kick in for Thrift Savings Plan participants who are under the Federal Employee Retirement System.  Right now, the PO matches dollar for dollar any contribution up to 5%. 

These are some of the areas that can be looked at, and I'm sure there are more.  Eliminating Penalty Overtime, which is paid if an employee works more than 10 hours a day, more than 8 hours a day on his or her day off.  That is double the normal wage rate.  That could amount to over 50 to 60 dollars an hour, depending on pay scale. 

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