If we had politicians working for the good of the people U.S. Postal Services should have been expanded to include a publicly owned Internet Service Provider and a publicly owned National Banking System. And the U.S. Postal Service should have expanded into the larger parcel delivery like Fed Ex and UPS. Had the U.S. Postal Service been enabled to expand small profits large enough to finance something like a National Public Child Care System could have come from this while saving the American people a lot of money, pain and misery. The pensions for U.S. Postal employees should have been consolidated with Social Security with everyone on Social Security receiving the same good pensions postal employees receive--- the additional funds required should have come from an increase in the payroll tax which would be insignificant compared to the benefits with the increase falling heaviest on employers.
When are union leaders in this country going to learn they can't win anything by sucking up to management?
If unions are going to win they have to ally their members with what is good for the entire working class.
We have seen what the results are of this "sucking up to management" trade union policy very clearly with what is going on with the long, painful demise of the U.S. Postal Service; which, if it continues without massive intervention by the people the result will be a complete end to one of our oldest and most important public institutions--- and when these crooked and corrupt shysters sitting in the White House and in the halls of Congress are done we will be paying $5.00 to mail a letter instead of 50 cents.
Obviously, the Congressional Progressive Caucus has been out dining on a corporate paid lunch while all this has been going on since no progressive alternative has been advanced.
For the Wall Street crowd the United States Postal Service is too public to save.
I do find it interesting there is never a war too expensive to fund; but, when it comes to the U.S. Postal Service the politicians decide they need to be miserly and penny-pinching.