Over the past several months calls for Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe to Resign such as …
Ralph Nader Calls On PMG To Resign
You are actively presiding over the demise of one of our country’s greatest founding institutions. The U.S. Postal Service is an institution that was conceived by Benjamin Franklin and which has succeeded brilliantly over the generations to service, connect, and allow the people of our land to communicate with each other anywhere at a common rate regardless of whether they live in urban, suburban, or rural areas…
New York Metro APWU Demands that PMG Resign Immediately
The New York Metro Area Postal Union concludes from his actions that Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe is either a well-meaning incompetent or a duplicitous agent of forces who actively want to destroy the Postal Service and have it privatized. Whichever case is true, Donahoe is violating his oath of office and failing to meet the requirements of his position to be responsible for the overall operation of the Postal Service. Donahoe has contracts remaining to be negotiated with the three remaining postal unions. NYMAPU questions how the other postal unions can bargain in good faith with Postmaster Donahoe after his actions following the contract with the APWU.
House Dem calls for firing postmaster general; blames Obama, GOP Congress
The Hill- Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) on Monday afternoon called on the the Obama administration to fire Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe.
But as NALC President Fredric Rolando pointed out-when members were calling for the resignation or the firing of PMG Pat Donahoe was, “who would replace him?
In an editorial to its members by Robert Rutter, NALC President, Branch #1111 (Richmond, CA) newsletter:
” There is nobody at postal headquarters who has the kind of vision and business sense needed to lead the USPS. When you realize that a certain former Oakland postmaster is the Number 6 person at headquarters, that tells you all you need to know! That postmaster was a “bottom line” kind of guy who strove to kill every creative effort during’ the time he was in this district; a man who was leery of craft workers and got himself promoted! And now he makes hundreds of thousands of dollars a year, as part of postal management proposing to eliminate jobs and service!
I don’t envy President Rolando any part of his job, but I especially don’t envy the time he must spend to Pat Donahoe or negotiating with any of the “managers”-especially the operations “managers” at headquarters. When you see what the Postal-Service proposes=-whether cutting delivery days, closing post offices or slashing mail processing facilities-you get the sense that upper management believes there is a “postal service” that exists as a separate entity-something that doesn’t have any craft workers and doesn’t have any customers. As though it was a corporation without any shareholders! That should scare everyone! ,
According to the USPS Board of Governors website: “The nine governors select the postmaster general, who becomes a member of the Board, and those 10 select the deputy postmaster general, who also serves on the Board. The postmaster general serves at the pleasure of the governors for an indefinite term. The deputy postmaster general serves at the pleasure of the governors and the postmaster general.”
Currently the Board of Governors are the following members:
Thurgood Marshall Jr. Chairman (Dem)
Mickey D. Barnett, Vice-Chairman (Rep)
Louis J. Giuliano, member (Rep)
James H. Bilbray, Member (Dem)
Dennis J. Toner, Member (Dem)
Ellen C. Williams, Member (Rep)
Patrick R. Donahoe, Postmaster General and CEO
Ronald A. Stroman, Deputy Postmaster General
Katherine Tobin (Dem) and James C. Miller, III (Rep) were Nominated To Return As Members to USPS Board of Governors bringing to total to 4 Democrats and 4 Republicans. There is one more vacancy to be filled. President Obama stacked the Postal Regulatory Commission with Republicans so will it be the same for the Board of Governors? So be careful what you wish for because the grass may not be greener on the other side of the postal pasture.