Postal Workers Go On Hunger Strike
"Despite most of Congress leaving town for the holidays, postal workers are continuing a hunger strike protesting legislation to save the United States Postal Service (USPS) through budget cuts.
Six former and current postal workers, part of a group called Communities and Postal Workers United, are calling the strike 'six days starving to save six-day delivery.' Their goal is to stop Congress from reducing postal delivery to five days a week."The hunger strike by a few postal workers received almost no publicity. The hunger strike began Tuesday, ended Saturday, and nobody paid any attention.
I pay almost all of my bills online, receive no snail mail personal correspondence, my mail box is just a receptacle for junk mail. I should label my garbage can: Trash and mail.
The only ones who want a six-day mail delivery are elderly folks who love chit-chatting with the mail carrier.
Senior citizens need to join the digital revolution, pay their bills online, join an Internet chat room, and kick their postal workers to the curb.
The postal service lost $16 billion in fiscal year 2012, and needs to cut around $22.5 billion from its annual budget by 2016.
For God's sake, let's stop being nostalgic and go to a four or three-day per week mail delivery.
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