Address the pre-funding fiasco
Dec. 9, 2011 -- An op-ed piece by President Rolando's ran in Friday's Atlanta Journal-Constitution, a major regional newspaper read by every member of the Georgia congressional delegation and by business and civic leaders in Atlanta and other southern states.
Finally, a newspaper in the greater Washington, DC area gets it right. An editorial in the Dec. 8 Virginian-Pilot hits the nail on the head regarding the Postal Service's financial problems, saying the agency is 'being crushed under the weight of a 2006 law passed by—you guessed it—Congress."
And Steven Leyton, North Hollywood, CA shop steward and a member of Tri-Valley Br. 2902, wrote a letter to the editor of the Los Angeles Daily News that ran Dec. 8. It was in response to a front-page story the paper carried on Dec. 5.
Anti-Postal Service conspiracy?
Re "Bad tidings in the mail" (Dec 5):
Reading about the planned changes to the U.S. Postal Service, it's hard not to conclude that the media and Congress are conspiring to destroy the Postal Service.
A handful of legislative repairs that would cost no taxpayer money and would restore the service to solvency, preserve the current high level of service and save hundreds of thousands of middle-class jobs have already been worked out by a few members of Congress. These proposals - like HR 1351, the United States Postal Service's Pension Obligation Act of 2011 - have been largely ignored by the media and the committee chairmen who are keeping them from a vote. Why does the Daily News want hundreds of thousands of people to lose their jobs?
Steven Leyton, Palmdale