Author Archives: Sam Ryan

Letter From Europe Op Ed Published in the New York TimesWITH nationalized health care, sky-high unemployment and blissfully short work weeks, you might think that the European Union is rolling backwards on the wheels of socialism. Meanwhile, with Wall Street, Wal-Mart and [Read More...]
Postal Labor Negotiations Must Not Undermine Agency Article Published in the Federal TimesAt midnight on November 20, all four U.S. Postal Service labor contracts are set to expire. Don’t panic. Postal workers, as federal employees, are not permitted to strike. So your advertisements, credit-card solicitations and [Read More...]
Postal Reform: Everyone Stands in the Way Op Ed Published in PostalMag.comFor months now, long overdue reform of the U.S. Postal Service has languished after different versions were passed by the Senate and House of Representatives. Many observers had hoped that the two chambers of Congress [Read More...]
U.S. Postal Service Should Stamp Out Its Wage Premium Op Ed Published in Human Events OnlineFor the first time ever, the U.S. Postal Service is now negotiating new contracts with all four of its unions at the same time. This is an extraordinary opportunity for USPS to get [Read More...]
Why We’re Stuck with Ever-Rising Stamp Prices Op Ed Published in the Baltimore Sun“The postman always rings twice” took on new meaning last month. Just 17 weeks after the U.S. Postal Service raised stamp prices from 37 cents to 39 cents, it filed for a second [Read More...]
Don’t Raise Postal Rates Quickly Op Ed Published in The Clarion-LedgerJust when you thought it was safe to go back to the post office, the United States Postal Service has begun the process of raising rates again. The Postal Service says that this time, [Read More...]
The Postal Service Is Not ‘Debt-Free’ Letter to the EditorA Jan. 24 letter praised the U.S. Postal Service for being “debt-free.” Yet the Postal Service has more than $70 billion of unfunded liabilities: money it doesn’t have but has promised to its employees down the [Read More...]
These Reforms Need a Stamp of Approval Op Ed Published in the Fort Worth (TX) Star-TelegramBrace yourself for some heavy news. Yesterday, the price of mailing a letter jumped to 39 cents. How will you cope? Is it time to take out a second mortgage? Should [Read More...]
39 Reasons to Privatize Mail System Op Ed Published in The Orlando SentinelThe U.S. Postal Service today raises stamp prices once again, pushing the cost of mailing a letter to 39 cents. The USPS is already saying it will file for further increases, so before [Read More...]
USPS Profits from Monopoly Op Ed Published in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune (CA)Just when you thought you were shopped out, the January sale season is upon us. A whole new stack of catalogues and flyers is being crammed into our mailboxes, courtesy [Read More...]
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