Issa wants to bust up postal workers union

Issa set to grill postmaster general over finances, union contract
By Erik Wasson

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) will probe into the deeply troubled finances of the U.S. Postal Service Tuesday and will grill the postmaster general about a new tentative contract with the postal workers union that increases wages and limits layoffs.

The new three-year contract announced March 14 disappointed House Republicans, who think it is overly generous to mail carriers.
“They have had big financial trouble for a number of years. We think the postmaster has gone a long way in the contract negotiations to where they need to be. It’s no surprise that if the numbers don’t pencil out, we think they should go a little further,” Issa told The Hill Friday.

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