New Jersey Postal Workers Bracing For Cuts
TETERBORO, NJ (WCBS 880) – Fewer people are mailing letters or bills and four out of ten stamps are now bought at grocery and drug stores.
WCBS 880’s Levon Putney On The Story
It’s a case of supply meeting demand, says United States Postal Service regional spokesperson Maureen Marion.
“Our customers are guiding us by their actions,” she told WCBS 880 reporter Levon Putney.
“No one is going to use the Postal Service if their mail is being delayed and have to pay the same price for it. It makes no sense,” said mailhandlers union local vice president Bob Blum.
Blum says a big problem is Congress in 2006 required the Postal Service to set aside $5.5 billion a year for future retiree benefits up to 75 years from now.
“Matter of fact, most of them haven’t even been born yet. It’s preposterous,” he said.
He and Marion agree that’s the main reason the Postal Service is fiscally underwater.
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