Most observers believe that Donald Trump’s “task force” on the US Postal Service will rubber stamp the White House’s plan to privatize the agency. According to a Government Executive story posted this morning, though, it may be a while before we know exactly what’s in the plan, since Trump apparently wants the report kept under wraps until after the November elections:
The Trump administration is planning to keep secret until after the mid-term elections a report delivered to the president earlier this month with suggestions for reforming the U.S. Postal Service, according to individuals with knowledge of the plan.
The findings will not be made public until after the November elections, however, according to three sources made aware of the administration’s thinking. Trump directed the task force to make the recommendations actionable, either through legislation or regulation, the sources said, but is not planning to start implementation until voters elect a new Congress.
WASHINGTON – In a landmark decision, a federal judge has ruled that President Trump violated the U.S. Constitution and laws providing checks and balances in the federal government by attempting to deny more than 2 million federal workers their legal right to representation. Continue reading →
No surprise here- our so-called “president”, who is so unhinged about Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, has apparently handed a major tax advantage to Amazon delivery people, while denying it to the letter carriers he claims to be defending! Continue reading →
Yesterday, on the 517th day of Donald Trump’s presidency, his Administration called for the restructuring and ultimate privatization of the United States Postal Service. In a wide-ranging plan to reorganize parts of the federal government, the Office of Management and Budget proposed the creation of a “sustainable business model” for the Postal Service that eventually leads to its sale to the private sector. The 132-page OMB blueprint, called “Delivering Government Solutions in the 21st Century,” also proposes the restructuring of other government departments and agencies, with many actions requiring Congressional approval. Continue reading →
The Trump presidency is one of incomplete sentences, sneers and slogans: “Catch and release!” “Zero tolerance!” If you quizzed President Trump or many of his supporters, chances are that they’d be hard-pressed to explain what these things mean. Continue reading →
NALC President Fredric Rolando criticized the Trump administration’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) proposal to privatize the United States Postal Service, which was released today. Continue reading →
06/21/2018 – The White House proposal on restructuring the federal government released today, “Delivering Government Solutions in the 21st Century,” delivered nothing but misinformation and, if implemented, would end regular mail and package services at an affordable cost to 157 million addresses every day. Furthermore, the White House plan is an attack on many federal agencies and the public services they provide. Continue reading →
Donald Trump today introduced a wide ranging proposal to reorganize the federal government, including privatizing the US Postal Service. Despite having lost the popular vote by a wide margin, Trump apparently feels he has a mandate to fundamentally reshape major American institutions- and the post office is one of his targets. Continue reading →