The term “going Postal” came from violence committed by people who had been managed by folks who thought “whack a postal employee” was a great game.
Management signed contracts they now want to ignore/tear up. Management managed the USPS into a hole. Postal workers – letter carriers did not manage the business into the hole it is in.
1. Fire all the managers and put a committee of postal workers in charge of the system, or
2. Managers actually work with employees on how to save money and create more business.
My gut favors choice #1. My head says give #2 a try. Past experience tells me that the workers could actually save the system but managers are too stuck on being “bosses” rather than leaders who want their organization to succeed.
Be strong union and speak out for uncommon good sense!
USPS proposes cutting 120,000 jobs, pulling out of health-care plan
In an attempt to stem its financial hemorrhaging, the U.S. Postal Service is seeking to reduce its workforce by 20 percent, including through layoffs now prohibited by union contracts. USPS also wants to withdraw its employees from the health and retirement plans that cover federal staffers and create its own benefit programs for postal employees.