The Postcom.org EdNote below is in response to this article from APWU President William Burrus.
[EdNote: Well, the last I checked, it wasn’t mailers who were sitting idle in holding rooms refusing to do work because contract agreements said they didn’t have to. Talk about ‘immeasurable’ damage. And, the last I checked, those who pushed for PAEA ultimately included the USPS and postal employee groups. It wasn’t PostCom who was sitting at the White House on the day of PAEA’s presidential signing. At the time of PAEA’s enactment, the chairman of PostCom, Vincent Giuliano, was strenuously objecting to the health pre-funding provision. Oh yes, I also remember it was the Postal Service’s mantra that it could live (as it claimed it always had done) within the bounds of inflation. The APWU President’s sense of historical revisionism is without equal. ]”