APWU: USPS Five-Year Plan Is Doomed to Fail

February 17, 2012 by
Filed under: APWU, politics, postal, postal news 

The Postal Service’s latest five-year plan, which it announced with great fanfare on Feb. 16, is “a warmed-over menu of proposals that are doomed to fail,” said APWU President Cliff Guffey. “The Postal Service cannot cut its way to financial health. The USPS must modernize, improve service, and offer new products in order to succeed,” he said.

The USPS reiterated its request for relief from the obligation to pre-fund healthcare benefits for future retirees, a burden no other government agency or private company bears. “But none of the other proposals will help the Postal Service thrive in the 21 st Century,” Guffey said.

The broad outlines of the plan are familiar — slow mail delivery, close 252 mail processing centers, shut 3,600 post offices, end Saturday delivery, eliminate 155,000 jobs, and create a USPS-sponsored healthcare plan in place of the current program. Cut service, cut jobs, cut benefits.

“That’s a plan to bury the Postal Service, not to save it,” the union president said.

There is one new idea: Increase the price of a stamp for individual customers — while leaving postage rates alone for big mailers!

Comments

6 Comments on APWU: USPS Five-Year Plan Is Doomed to Fail

  1. FEDUP on Fri, 17th Feb 2012 5:58 pm
  2. I just want out with a buyout soon

  3. old worn out slug on Fri, 17th Feb 2012 10:44 pm
  4. Our top brass consists of stupid, stupid people.

  5. zylaphony on Sat, 18th Feb 2012 6:50 am
  6. Ole’ Guppy knows all about something being doomed, like his own worthless union.

  7. JD on Sun, 19th Feb 2012 4:43 am
  8. get rid of most management let the craft employee do his job.Stop all the bullshit we have and run this place like a real Buzz

  9. "Tampa District" on Sun, 19th Feb 2012 6:43 am
  10. If the place goes up for sale, I want in. With all the money that Issa and Ross say I’m makin’…..you know.

  11. steve on Mon, 20th Feb 2012 7:27 pm
  12. Yeah, just hurry up and buy me out. This is sinking ship!