Friday, September 9, 2011

New York Times Blames Workers for Postal Service Woes, Glosses Over Real Cause of Problems

NALC President Fredric Rolando testifies before Congress (beginning at minute 40).

In an article that ran the day before the Labor Day holiday, the New York Times took the opportunity to fear monger about the current financial problems at the United States Postal Service and blame workers for the financial shortfalls the agency faces.

Crooks and Liars previously reported on this situation, noting that the entire problem could be based on a unparalleled requirement that the USPS fund retirement benefits 75 years in advance. Without this cost, the Postal Service is profitable and none of the other explanations offered by the Times is relevant.

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