There’s a strong possibility that legislation will be
introduced this year reducing postal employment, providing
more opportunities for private companies to deliver letter
mail, and giving postal unions a chance to bargain over
health benefits. However, mail industry sources indicate
such measures wouldn’t pass in 2004 because lawmakers would
be focusing on the fall elections.
None of this it etched in stone, however. There appears to
be strong, bi-partisan cooperation for reforming the U.S.
Postal Service. Reforms could include revamping the
semi-independent postal corporation’s rate structure and
liberalizing laws that strictly limit private sector
competition with the postal service.
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