They Don’t Want Us to Vote

  1. The postal service is legally obligated to serve all Americans, regardless of geography, at a uniform price and quality;
  2. Congress has limited rate increases for First Class postage to the cost of inflation; and very importantly
  3. The Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006 (PAEA) obligates the USPS to fund the present value of earned retirement obligations (the amount promised to employees that have not yet come due) within a ten-year span. In contrast, private businesses in the United States have no legal obligation to pay retirement costs in this manner or in this highly-aggressive timeframe. Because of PAEA, the amount USPS must pay annually to its retirement fund is just shy of $6 billion.9

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Alan Schnur

Alan Schnur

Alan is a consulting psychologist with a long and storied history of helping organizations of all sizes become more enriching, empowering places to work.