At BOG confirmation hearing, Kennedy warns against further USPS service cuts

At her confirmation hearing before the Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee yesterday, Vicki Kennedy suggested that she opposed the USPS plan to cut mail delivery to five days:

Mrs. Kennedy expressed her commitment to helping the Postal Service survive and warned that further cutbacks could hurt the already embattled agency.

“Anytime you have a cutback in service in any way, whether its delivery standards, whether its daily delivery, you know six days a week…I think it’s a black eye. I think it hurts us, and we want people to feel that the postal service is excellent in every way,” Kennedy said.

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  • sinatra

    WHAT A Waste OF MONEY & POWER; & THEY DON’T THE MAIL

    : “AS LONG AS I CAN
    REMEMBER, THE POSTAL SERVICE AND ITS EMPLOYEES HAVE BEEN UNDER ATTACK. For the last 3 decades, our
    enemies have mounted a relentless, never –ending assault on our wages, benefits
    and, indeed, our very existence. Our enemies are a ruthless, despicable lot who
    will stop at nothing to achieve their goal, which is the decimation,
    dismantling and privatization of the USPS. Their vision includes an army of
    low-paid workers with no benefits and no collective bargaining.

    Our enemies look at
    us and see the largest civilian union workforce in the country. And make no
    mistake, our enemies Hates union. They hate unions because we are the last
    obstacle that stands in their way of the ultimate goal, which is to end
    democracy and turn this country into an oligarchy; where the greedy rule and
    the masses work to serve their masters.

    You really have to
    be blind to not see what has been going on in this country for the last 30-40
    years. Economic inequality didn’t just happen, it was engineered. Our enemies
    have a blueprint, a master plan for the total destruction of any semblance of a
    middle class. Their Media have poisoned the national discourse. Instead of
    blaming the real culprits, our enemies have us blaming the poor, the elderly,
    the unemployed and the unions. They did a fantastic job because they were even
    successful in pitting union members against each other (see scabs). People who should know
    better have bought into the wretched, maggot-infested mindset perpetrated by
    our enemies.

    The enemies of the
    Postal Service are the same group who hates organized labor. Their plan is to
    knock us off one at a time. Their plan is to finance and elect union-hating
    representatives who will pass legislation that will away and weaken the
    foundation of the labor movement (see turncoat democrat Sen. Carper(De.);
    co-author of the Carper-Coburn bill, Sen.Lieberman(Ct.); etc. )

    To counter this
    onslaught, the American worker must become politically active and vote for
    economic justice and not succumb to the hate and fear tactics our enemies use
    to divide us. What we do in November will determine the future of the middle
    class”.
    PRES. ROLANDO is a paper tiger. . Picket; those who stand in our way. THE FIGHTERS FROM THE 1970 STRIKE : THE
    MEMBERSHIP OVERTURNED THE WILL OF THE NATIONAL OFFICIALS. THEY USED
    PETITIONS ;that didn’t work and the rest is history.. ACTIVE RETIRED LETTER CARRIER-NYC

  • sinatra

    THEY DON’T WORK THE MAIL;

  • A Retired Mail Handler

    Right on, Mrs. Kennedy! Increasing price and decreasing service spells disater…

  • spanky

    Homeland security…. USPS…..I don’t see the connection?