100,000 US postal job cuts and wholesale post office closures proposed
Privatization plan is bad for Americans, bad for businesses, bad for the economy and bad for workers — Dennis Kucinich.
December 5, 2011: Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich has vowed to fight a proposal to cut 100,000 postal service jobs and close thousands of offices. Kucinich believes the USPS can find ways to generate revenue without the need to resort to the deep cuts proposed by Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe, reports The State Column. Draconian cuts have been proposed under false pretences, maintains Kucinich. He also points to the government agency's obligation to pay retirement benefits for future employees as a weakness to be addressed.
"Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), a long-time supporter of the United States Postal Service (USPS) and senior member of the Congressional committee which oversees the agency, today released the following statement after plans were announced to significantly degrade service and drive customers to private competitors.
'This privatization plan is bad for Americans, bad for businesses, bad for the economy and bad for workers. We can do better than to dismantle the Postal Service and privatize its operations,' said Kucinich..."
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Posted: December 16, 2011
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