52 Comments on "Trump Proposes $97 Billion USPS Savings Package, Including Pay and Service Cuts"

  1. Dawn Merrithew | February 10, 2020 at 7:09 pm | Reply

    I made $20,000 last year as an RCA. How much lower do you want it? As long has the higher paid folks realize they will cover my medicaid, snap, housing, etc, because I’m already below the federal poverty rate.

  2. Stacia Chappell | February 10, 2020 at 7:13 pm | Reply

    In other words make everyone part time like PSE, RCA and pay them less by working them 10 hours a day 7 days a week and the Heath insurance they get is already bad!!

  3. They will NOT get anyone to do this job for less than what they do now. They are lucky people ever stay as it is!

  4. Yeah I don’t think customers are going to go along with less frequent delivery days. They were having meltdowns thinking they wouldn’t have Saturday delivery.

    • Roth Weston Olbert | February 11, 2020 at 7:41 pm | Reply

      I am all for eliminating Saturday deliveries. I wrote to tbe post master general seveal years ago suggesting this as a cost saving measure.
      Was told to contact the “regional” office. They dont make these decisions so it was a total blow-off

    • Three day delivery with no Saturday delivery would be sufficient for most customers. More than that is both unnecessary and fiscally irresponsible.

    • Nobody cares about Saturday delivery. It’s mostly junk mail and many business’s are closed.

  5. Heart of Texas | February 10, 2020 at 7:23 pm | Reply

    “The plan also assumed the less generous retirement and health care benefits it proposed for the rest of the federal workforce would also apply to USPS employees.”
    24 years as a rural carrier and my retirement check is $855 a month. Hardly a “generous amount”.

    • I only get $847 in my retirement check. And I never took any postal health care, so I saved them some money. The only time my retirement check went up is when they stopped taking anything out for taxes after Trump became president.

    • Maria Copsetta | February 11, 2020 at 8:22 am | Reply

      When they talk about retirement, we as the post office have been paying billions for the military’s retirement that is why we are struggling

    • I retired from USPS..They just need to work there for a bit before decisions are made..Cut anymore & they won’t have any
      workers They should add more services.. Amazon is booming..PO should stop contracting out snow removal / lawn cate give it back to the custodians

  6. I really hope they never do away with the FERS supplement. I retired at 56 with 30 yrs7months as a rural carrier. My body couldn’t take it anymore. I bought back 1yr,11 months of my rca time. I wouldn’t have been able to retire at 56 without the FERS supplement. I don’t think I had another 4 years in me, Amazon was too much for me!

    • How did you buy back your time? I thought they don’t offer that now?

    • Barbara murman | February 11, 2020 at 6:53 am | Reply

      How did you buy back rca time?

    • I know of 4 people from the Freeport, Maine PO , that sued the PO for Worker Comp and they all won and a 30 year old had a Heart attack from the stress of working 70 days straight until his heart attack and because of all the twisting and bending in a LLV. This poor guy at 50 has had two vertebrae‘s in his neck operated on twice , Now out on worker’s compensation and 30% of the total PO budget is overtime and probably 15% on worker comp cases.

    • %100000 correct, I am close to retirement and no way I can add 6 more years.

    • I did the same thing but i think the supplement is gone we are fortunate we got it when we did.

    • How were you able to buy back your RCA time? I didn’t think that was available.

    • How did you buy back time?

    • Marie Blazonis-Mitchell | March 7, 2020 at 6:39 pm | Reply

      How were you able to buy back RCA time? If I had that option, I could retire. I have almost 10 yrs as an RCA

  7. I don’t think they will be able to find people to do the job for less pay and benefits either! It’s the hardest job I ever had. So many already quit because of the hours and workload

    • I agree completely!

    • If they think anyone will apply for the jobs at USPS with less pay than already is being given and worst health benefits they are mistaken. These jobs are not the easiest and the hours can already be long. This president needs to sit down somewhere and find some business some real business

  8. What kind of pay cut or streamlining is going to be implemented at the top? Is the PMG going to take a cut in pay?

    • Oh Anna Mae you really think the uppers are going to be given oay cuts? No way as it is we the work force ARE making our paychecks and managements bonuses off of our sweat. Sadly most of upper management has no clue what the work entails and yet they are there to snap out instructions that they wouldn’t be able to do!

      • True … I love how everyone has to put in their 2 cents in on jobs they have never done. I have been a mail handler , RCA and now a clerk. The job takes a toll on you. The benefits I pay damn near 700 a month. I broke my back and had to have 2 spine surgeries. Which was job related and forced to return with out restrictions. We already get treated like the scum on the bottom of our shoes. So, some pumpkin with tumble weed on his head can say we don’t deserve what we make?? Hell NO!!

    • I dream a jeanie | February 11, 2020 at 3:51 pm | Reply

      Yeah right , what cut ? Half of the postmaster and supervisors don’t have anything to do all day long except babysit , how about that cut ! They are half reason the unions fight , As you know the pm general and others are not effected that’s why it’s easy to say cut , Their health care is free

    • Good point it doesn’t say carriers will get pay cuts does it?

  9. How about an early retirement offer to employees with 20 plus years service??

    • Be careful with what you wish for, FERS doesn’t give you a very good retirement plan unless you have used tandem understood how to use fers and tsp. My friend retired from USPS after 25 years and if her she didn’t have her husband’s social she would be SCREWED!

    • I agree give me some money and i will go,30 pluse years.

    • Hell yeah! I have just over 25! 53 yrs old and knees are shot! Love to leave now but have to suffer 4yrs 9mo

  10. This prick isn’t going to get anywhere with this Good Luck you Orange Piece of Shit ending my retirement benefits!

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