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5 Ways We're Getting Screwed by Privatization

5 Ways We're Getting Screwed by Privatization
The Project on Government Oversight found that in 33 of 35 cases the federal government spent more on private contractors than on public employees for the same services. The authors of the report summarized, "Our findings were shocking."
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Through Rain, Sleet, Broken Bone: USPS Bill Could Significantly Cut Workers Comp for Fed Employees

Through Rain, Sleet, Broken Bone: USPS Bill Could Significantly Cut Workers Comp for Fed Employees
Language hidden in a bill that attempts to stabilize the finances of the United States Postal Service could have a sweeping effect on workers compensation for federal employees. The president of the National Treasury Employees Union told the Washington Post that she “strongly opposes . . . unwarranted cuts in FECA benefits for injured federal workers who are either older or have family obligations. Under this bill, injured workers would have their FECA benefits reduced by one-third to one-quarter when they reach the retirement age for Social Security.”
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By Offering Basic Banking Services, the Post Office Could Help Poor People and Save Itself

By Offering Basic Banking Services, the Post Office Could Help Poor People and Save Itself
A new government agency report has shown that if the U.S. Postal Service offered banking services to customers, many jobs and billions of dollars would be saved. And it can be transformed through executive order.
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Post Office Door-to-Door Delivery Could Be Eliminated by 2022

Post Office Door-to-Door Delivery Could Be Eliminated by 2022
With the Postal Service facing billions of dollars in annual losses, the delivery service could be virtually phased-out by 2022 under a proposal a House panel was considering Wednesday. Curbside delivery, which includes deliveries to mailboxes at the end of driveways, and cluster box delivery would replace letter carriers slipping mail into front-door boxes.
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Why the Post Office Matters and Why Corporate America Is Stealing It

Why the Post Office Matters and Why Corporate America Is Stealing It
Handcuffed by the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006, one of America's greatest institutions and employers is seeing its doors shuttered and sold off to private entities across the country. While the corporate spin is that this bloated bureaucracy can't compete with email, there are very real reasons why the post office needs to exist now and in the future.
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Gay Couples Plan Post Office Protest: '25 Years Together, Still Filing Single'

Gay Couples Plan Post Office Protest: '25 Years Together, Still Filing Single'
Local chapters of Marriage Equality USA will participate in annual Tax Day Actions at local post offices around the country on April 15, holding signs like “25 Years Together, Still Filing Single,” “No Taxation with Discrimination” and “Tax Us the Same, Treat Us the Same.”
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