Carper applauds Amazon/USPS deal

Thomas_CarperWASHINGTON – Today, Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Tom Carper (D-Del.) released the following reaction to the U.S. Postal Service’s announcement that it will deliver packages seven days a week through a new partnership with Amazon:

“This announcement by the U.S. Postal Service is a clear example of the innovative solutions that the agency needs to adopt in order to survive and thrive in the 21st century. Partnering with Amazon for Sunday package delivery offers a great deal of promise. It will allow both Amazon and the Postal Service to better serve their customers and has the potential to boost the ailing Postal Service’s bottom line. It might also encourage other companies to pursue similar agreements with the Postal Service, creating even more opportunities for growth. I look forward to learning more about this new agreement and how it will impact the Postal Service’s ongoing challenge to cut costs while increasing revenue. Ultimately, Congress must give the Postal Service the tools, resources, and flexibility it needs so it can right its financial ship and continue to implement forward-thinking ideas like this one. That’s why I continue to work with Dr. Coburn and our colleagues on our bipartisan postal reform bill that will make the necessary changes to ensure the Postal Service is competitive in an era of digital communication and can continue to serve the American public for years to come.”

  • Nemso

    If Sen. Carper was the one being pressured to deliver these packages, he would not be applauding. The 2-tiered wage structure is not quite working out as planned, and now the aging carriers are being pressured beyond belief! I can’t wait to retire!

  • Notsofast

    Far from two tier, they reach retirement in the same time span as the rest of us. When the arbitration came out, they all received, at least a $15.00 hr raise. TE’s were only in the 2006-2011 contract and we all going to be unemployed at the end of the 2011 contract.

    • chuck

      Are u nutz…15.00 raise…try 15 cents

    • 30 Year Vet

      Our TE was here 3 years, worked 6 days a week up to 12 hours a day and never missed a day. He was one of our best hires in my 30 years. He was cut from $26 an hour to $15 an hour so he walked out the door. The PO lost a good one.

  • 30 Year Vet

    This guy says in one sentence that ” May encourage other companies to pursue similar agreements. And in the next says ” I look forward to learning more about this agreement.” God help us.