Page 11 of 11 FirstFirst ... 91011
Results 101 to 104 of 104

Thread: Postal Service Is Nearing Default as Losses Mount

  1. #101
    Equal Opportunity Hater
    obvious Child's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    0.0, -2.3 on the Political Compass
    Last Seen
    12-09-14 @ 11:36 PM
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    19,883

    Re: Postal Service Is Nearing Default as Losses Mount

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    I think what is actually taking place is an attempt to privatize the Post Office and kill its union. I think players are sitting in the wings ready to pounce on the carcass and they are Republicans, as always, Corporatocracy/Privatization. Take a look at the funding requirements set forth by Congress for the PO pension and healthcare budgets. It is funded for 75 years into the future.

    Postal Workers: The Last Union | Truthout
    Interesting. I think I need more information on the $50 billion. By that measure, the funding rate into future legacy costs suggests that the Post Office has been wildly profitable over the past decade or so. Right now that's sending serious analytical red flags up.
    "If your opponent is of choleric temperament, seek to irritate him." - Sun Tzu

  2. #102
    warrior of the wetlands
    TurtleDude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Ohio
    Last Seen
    Today @ 01:40 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    180,561

    Re: Postal Service Is Nearing Default as Losses Mount

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Jesus. It's amazing how few people here get that and how many like 00timh mouth off without bothering to read their 10Ks. Actual profit on operations for the Post office over the past 10 years has been well in line with Fedex and UPS.
    Right you are

    what is killing the post office is a combination of

    1) changing business climate coupled with a no layoff contract clause with both the APWU and the NALC

    2) the requirement of prefunding future pensions

    3) a work force that has tons of people on Limited duty and light duty and when congress overruled the Sutton and Williams-Toyota cases, it means the USPS has to "accommodate" thousands upon thousands of workers-iet giving them often unproductive or underproductive assignments



  3. #103
    Iconoclast
    DaveFagan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    wny
    Last Seen
    Today @ 12:28 AM
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    7,289

    Re: Postal Service Is Nearing Default as Losses Mount

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Right you are

    what is killing the post office is a combination of

    1) changing business climate coupled with a no layoff contract clause with both the APWU and the NALC

    2) the requirement of prefunding future pensions

    3) a work force that has tons of people on Limited duty and light duty and when congress overruled the Sutton and Williams-Toyota cases, it means the USPS has to "accommodate" thousands upon thousands of workers-iet giving them often unproductive or underproductive assignments
    Although some of this may be true there are other considerations. The gov't is supposed to serve us. Would you rather give the Military/Industrial/Corporate network more than its current $700+ billion or save the PO and its many thousands of jobs at a paltry $10 billion and the real value we get for the money. 44 cents mails a letter anywhere, and it gets there. I'm a real fan of the PO and know it is a genuine asset to the people. We saved the auto industry and we should save the PO. It's a no-brainer.

  4. #104
    Sage
    Renae's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    San Antonio Texas
    Last Seen
    10-23-17 @ 10:14 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    38,972
    Blog Entries
    15

    Re: Postal Service Is Nearing Default as Losses Mount

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Still unaware of what a 10K filing is?

    Tell me, what other organization, private or public is legally required to make massive prepayments to its pension fund. Try.
    Oye, you're back with more "I'll take this little esoteric point that really in the long run DOESN'T MATTER and try to act like I know more then ANYONE here, and I'll mock them because, I, OC, create my own arguments that cannot be defeated!"


    The point OC, when I say "Run like a business", covers many many aspects, and one of those is a mind towards cost effectiveness of how the entity, regardless of WHAT IT IS, compensates employees in relation to it's profit/funding source/sales etc... etc... So while I didn't go into serious detail, and thus you can play the usual OC game of Gotcha waht about this eh!!!!
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



Page 11 of 11 FirstFirst ... 91011

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •