Postal Service Looks to Destroy Layoff Protection in Collective Bargaining Agreements Through Legislation


This week the Postal Service announced they would like to reduce their workforce by 120,000 career positions by 2015. This number is over and above the 100,000 workers it expects to leave through attrition by 2015. The Postal Service is asking Congress for legislative changes to be made to eliminate the layoff protection in our collective bargaining agreement, therefore allowing them to layoff 120,000 career postal employees.

The Postal Service is also looking for power from Congress to allow them to remove postal workers from the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program (FEHBP), as well as remove postal employees from federal retirement programs.

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