Is Darrell Issa going after postal workers? Lawmakers question pay for USPS employees

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As the attempts at union busting continue all over the country, House Republicans appear to be hopping on the bandwagon by setting their sights on the U.S. Postal Service. Thank you Darrell Issa:

House lawmakers are seeking answers on workforce costs at the U.S. Postal Service. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has scheduled an April 5 hearing to examine postal workers' pay and benefits. [...]

The committee will hear from witnesses on the new contract between the Postal Service and the American Postal Workers Union. USPS and APWU on March 14 reached a tentative agreement after months of negotiations. Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., expressed concern that the contract could worsen the Postal Service's fiscal situation.

Rep. Dennis Ross (R-Fla.), who chairs the postal service subcommittee, said USPS cannot afford to pay employees more than private sector employees.

Sound familiar?

Salaries for postal workers are negotiated through collective bargaining, and of course, there can be none of that, not in the U.S. of A. Union members are bad, bad thuggy people who clearly charge Americans for everything from lavish lunch breaks at Spago to exotic Hawaiian vacations where *gasp!* President Obama was born!

... Or was he? Dun-dun-dun-n-n.

Did I mention that taxpayers do not fund operating expenses?

I repeat, taxpayers do not fund operating expenses. Of course, repeating the truth won't stop the perpetual misinformation and negative campaigning. Why would it?

By the way, Speaker of the House Boehner, where are the jobs?

H/t: hapkidogal

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  • Kilowat1946

    90% of the mail i get is from bulk senders make them pay we wouldn't be in this mess

  • Maritza

    GattaLaff, you may want to post this video from BWD: http://blackwaterdog.wordpress.com/2011/03/24/a-most-stunning-video-you-never-saw-anything-like-this-in-any-arab-country-this-is-just-amazing/

    She (BWD) has given the OK to spread it!!! "A most stunning video! You never saw anything like this in any Arab country. This is just amazing."

  • Ahmnodtheare

    The Postal Service has been downsizing since 1990. Most of the people working for the USPS are either at max pay or are temporary workers. I started out #151 in seniority in 1989. When I left in 1996, there were three people junior to me and I was #143 in seniority.

    There will soon be a mass retirement exodus and they will hire a ton of people at the minimum rate.