Trump-Amazon feud shadows critical Postal Service report

August 15, 2018

The Trump administration is expected to release a report in the coming weeks on reforming the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), an event that could revive President Trump’s feud with Amazon.

Trump earlier this year assembled a task force to recommend fixes for the Postal Service’s fiscal woes soon after he accused the online retail giant of abusing its relationship with the USPS.

Business groups worry the task force could recommend an increase in shipping rates, something that could threaten Amazon’s lucrative arrangement with the USPS. 

A group of major U.S. shippers sent a letter last week to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who leads the task force, urging him not to raise package rates. 

“If one is concerned about the financial stability of the Postal Service, then it seems self-evident the thing you don’t want to do is negatively impact the conduct of the one truly bright spot in the Postal Service’s business model. That is packages,” former Rep. John McHugh (R-N.Y.), chairman of the Package Coalition, said in an interview with The Hill. 

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RRR

Raise the rates on the bastards – they can afford it. Or at least PAY postal employees for their time and sunday and holiday pay – none of this straight time bullshit. Either all the profits are going to Jeff “BozO” or USPS management’s pockets.
Better yet, let’s have management get off their fat and lazy ass and work every Sunday and Holiday taking out amazon parcels – hell our family don’t mean shit according to them, why should theirs.

Amy J

We don’t need to deliver amazon packages on Sunday, we need to day off.we need life!Now, we haven”t eveyting!

RRR

All our RCA’s finally got fed up with the 7 days a week crap and you can’t plan anything to include family time because the almightily amazon rules the post office. We don’t even have amazon sunday / holiday at at office. So there start sending us to other hubs, some 1 1/2 hours away (one-way). Enough is enough. All the RCA’s in our our office are tired of working for free while Jeff BozO is making millions off the postal service. All our RCA’s “REFUSE” to work sundays and holidays anymore at other post offices. This has been going… Read more »

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