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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

APWU: "anti-union newspaper wants Congress to tilt the scale against workers"

The Washington Post: Wrong Again!

"...To bolster its case, The Post claimed that USPS labor costs are excessive without acknowledging that processing and delivering more than 170 billion of pieces of mail annually remains an inherently labor-intensive operation — despite the increased use of automation. The media conglomerate also failed to acknowledge that USPS labor costs as a percentage of total expenses have declined from 86 percent to 78 percent; USPS productivity is at an all-time high, and more than 100,000 employees have been trimmed from the rolls in the last 2 ½ years.

Any suggestion that postal workers are the cause of USPS difficulties is belied by these facts. The Post’s call to use USPS financial difficulties to wrest concessions from workers — in the midst of ongoing contract talks — is nothing short of outrageous...."    postal news

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