Postal Workers Take To Streets

Postal workers say they have found a way to keep local post offices from closing down, keeping thousands of workers employed. A group will be on the streets of Greenville to let the public know their plan.

The "Save America's Postal Service" rally will be held on the corner of Greenville Blvd. and Charles St. from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Local organizers expect 50-100 people to participate.

The rally is a push for congress to approve legislation addressing the postal service's financial crisis. The bill would require recalculations of pension payment obligations, which are currently crippling the postal service's finances.


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  • by Business Man Location: NC on Sep 27, 2011 at 08:51 PM
    UPS & Fedex are on the US Stock Exchange. Owned by stock shareholders. They make a profit and give good service. The Governments US Postal Service. Seems like they can not make a profit and just lose $$$$ money
  • by Bubba Location: Dixie County , FL on Sep 27, 2011 at 07:58 PM
    Did our Golfer and Chief - Hope and Change. Blame the G W Bush yet for the Postal protesters yet. Greenville police keep the peace please. I hope none of them go " Postal "?
  • by Luke Location: NC on Sep 27, 2011 at 07:09 PM
    People and business send box stuff UPS or Fed Ex because it is less expensive then sending it with the US Postal service. Stop sending emails people send a stamped letter. Help out the Postal Employees LOL
  • by Charles Location: Greenville on Sep 27, 2011 at 05:12 PM
    This nothing more than a union run organization that has priced themselves out of business. Union disability rules and other union rules and high wages and retirement benefits have run dry. I hope congress votes not to fund the Post office. Stop delivering mail on Saturdays. Only the welfare class cares about Saturday delivery. Those nice pension benefits are coming to an end. Maybe Dumbo (Obama)will come to your rescue.
  • by martin Location: williamston on Sep 27, 2011 at 03:18 PM
    Well come to Willamston and have our local postal employees try to help you. I have never seen such hateful people in public work place.
  • by History Student Location: NC on Sep 27, 2011 at 03:00 PM
    “The post office’s problems stem from one hard reality: it being squeezed on both revenue and costs. As any computer user knows, the Internet revolution like 'emails , pay bills online , ect. Has led to people and businesses sending far less conventional mail. At the same time, decades of contractual promises made to unionized workers, including no-layoff clauses, are increasing the post office’s costs. There is no turning back on emails, nor e-bills nor file-sharing sites. As a result of this irreversible change in the way we live, one of our nation’s longest standing and most American institutions is in danger. We are crossing a huge change from an industrial society to an information society. And there is immense pain in that transformation. Obama , Senate , Congrees can’t solve the problem. Time will solve this problem. Short of a bailout, the agency says they would need three things from Congress in order to stay in operation: approval of the elimination of Saturday delivery, to allow them to break union-bonds and layoff 120,000 workers, and let them close 3,700 locations. So what can we do to help the Postal Service. Give up our emails , tex messages, pay bill online. most of the benifits the computer age gives us?, and go back to buying stamps?. If the USPS was a private business it would have to change your business plan with the times to compete, or simply go out of business.
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      by Mike on Oct 2, 2011 at 05:03 PM in reply to History Student
      The Internet has led to an increase in postal, UPS, and Fedex deliveries. Before the 'Net, mail-order shopping was a slim percentage of US business. Less unions lead to the way things were before -- no pensions, no benefits, no work-related disability. Can't wait until you lose your job at 55 to a younger employee because your company wants to 'cut the fat.'
  • by Bubba on Sep 27, 2011 at 02:42 PM
    Close the G'ville post office and let the sorting be done in Raleigh. The USPS needs to cut the fat, starting in G'ville!!
  • by no more PO gravy jobs on Sep 27, 2011 at 01:56 PM
    The only thing for sure on this planet is CHANGE.
  • by ENC Location: ENC on Sep 27, 2011 at 01:45 PM
    Anonymous, Do you know that UPS has a union and it is affliated with the teamsters. The largest union anywhere in the world. I have friends who work for all three and UPS makes the most by far. Not even close.
  • by ENC Location: ENC on Sep 27, 2011 at 01:40 PM
    Like I said before, Do your research before making a comment. Make the IDIOTS in Congress to release this stupid obligation and the USPS could survive. Granted the government would be in more debt than it is now but blame the right people.
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