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.