USPS chief Louis Dejoy criticized for "fanatic devotion to price hikes"
The general post office remains in hot water with workers and customers in the midst of USPS changes.
Post Louis Dejoy's Deliver for America (DFA) The plan remains a controversial subject among the frustrated workers of the American postal service (USPS), longtime customers and union officials. It has been almost three years since Dejoy announced for the first time the major initiative in order to reconstruct the postal service "of an organization in financial and operational crisis to that which is independent and very efficient". But despite improvements like the Deployment of safer mailboxes And the promise of better delivery vehicles, Dejoy has not yet conquered many of its criticisms.
During his short term as a general post office, Dejoy encountered a harsh decline, some saying that the head of the USPS does more harm than good for postal service and its customers. Two of the largest problems raised by the public have been linked to the increase in postal costs and the exodus of long -standing carriers due to reduction hours and restructured remuneration plans.
The opponents have been in the heels of Dejoy since his first named in 2020. However, the friction between Dejoy and the public recently degenerated when it was revealed that the Council prohibited non-members from attending the last meeting of the 'USPS.
Historically, the Council would devote an hour during quarterly meetings to public testimonies in person and virtual, but this has since been modified to occur only once a year , according to the common defense. This aroused serious indignation among the desperate people to make their voices heard.
On February 8, the stakes rallied outside the Congress hearing in Washington, D.C., where the Governors' Council of the USPS met to discuss more "the agency austerity plan" . Many demonstrators came armed with posters who targeted DEJOY and his DFA plan directly.
"We will not be silenced!" Proclaimed panels held by demonstrators, by common defense.
Meanwhile, others demanded the right to say their thoughts.
"Let's tell the truth about the 10 -year plan of Dejoy," also read Signs.
The decision of the Board of Directors to withdraw public testimonies from almost all USPS meetings arises a project as a Senior Project researcher Vishal Shankar decree that citizens are "in tired of USPS 'mismanagement , "And its" fanatic devotion to price hikes "in particular.
So far, under the direction of Dejoy, we have seen five price increases. The most recent included a "2 cents increase in the price of a first -class Forever Forever Forever stamp, from 66 cents to 68 cents" October 6 .
In addition, Dejoy has faced the buttresses to suddenly reduce post hours throughout the country, which makes workers more and more difficult to obtain overtime and the reduction in mail air transport. He also faced a decline in Republican and Democrats officials for his plans to consolidate postal locations.
"Thousands of postal jobs will be eliminated and tens of thousands of employees will face the move to a new job, perhaps a few hundred kilometers, or at the end of their career in the postal service", " Steve Hutkins , a retired English teacher from Nyu and the founder of the defense group and the website Save the post office , said The Guardian . AE0FCC31AE342FD3A1346EBB1F342FCB
During the February 8 meeting, Dejoy reiterated that the USPS is dedicated to improving its financial means.
"Replacing our network facilities while trying to reduce costs and growing income is the challenge that the postal service in the United States is faced today and for several years in the future," he said . "We are in the race for a finish line that changes our financial and service trajectory before lacking money and demanding other means of financing."