Postal workers plan rally in colorado against cuts

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Colorado Springs, Colo. (AP) -- Postal service employees plan to
rally at Colorado Springs City Hall and other Colorado communities
next week to warn about the impact of proposed cuts.
The Communications Workers of America Union's Denver Chapter
says the rally on Tuesday is part of a national effort seeking
support for congressional action to shore up the struggling agency.
Union officials say cuts in service are not necessary and the
postal service isn't broke. They also said warnings of a possible
taxpayer bailout are unfounded.


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  • by Rufus on Sep 22, 2011 at 07:31 PM
    "Union officials say cuts in service are not necessary and the postal service isn't broke." Of course they would say that. Typical unions.
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      by RynoSauce on Sep 23, 2011 at 02:07 PM in reply to Rufus
      The postal service is at their borrowing limit of 15 billion dollars BUT their revenues have exceeded their operating expenses by $611 million dollars over the past four years. (They made a profit) A congressional mandate from 2006 says the USPS must pay $5.5 billion dollars every September 30th into a trust fund for FUTURE employee retirement benefits. This pre-funds retirees for 75 years in a ten year time period. Basically they are forced to put billions into a fund they cant touch to pre-fund benefits for people that are not even born yet. They are trying to pass HR 1351 which releases surpluses they have in other funds to pay these payments plus pay back the money they had to borrow to pay into the fund in the past. So it really isnt TYPICAL UNIONS its TYPICAL UNINFORMED MORONS like you who want bash the unions when you know nothing about them.
  • by Booger on Sep 22, 2011 at 06:51 PM
    The union said PAY UP. now make it happen.
  • by Steve Location: GJ on Sep 22, 2011 at 02:07 PM
    No more room at the trough for any more pigs
  • by Nun Location: Grand Valley on Sep 22, 2011 at 12:30 PM
    Since when does the union make policy for the Postal Service?
    • reply
      by randall on Sep 23, 2011 at 08:25 PM in reply to Nun
      They don't Nun or is it Num as in nuts.
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