Grab your wallets taxpayers. Obama’s ‘car czar,’ Ron Bloom, a a known Socialist, has been hired by the Letter Carrier’s union to help them keep postal workers standing around, doing nothing, at the post office.
From Washington Post:
President Obama’s former top adviser on manufacturing has been tapped by the nation’s letter carriers to develop new business ideas for the U.S. Postal Service.
Ron Bloom, who helped restructure the automotive industry and has negotiated several large labor deals over the course of his career, served until August as Obama’s top manufacturing policy adviser. He announced Sunday that he will advise the National Association of Letter Carriers as the 280,000-member union attempts to strike a new multi-year deal with the cash-strapped Postal Service.
Like putting the unions over the stockholders of GM and Chrysler on top of changing bankruptcy rules to benefit those who voted for Obama. This should work out just as well as the $16 billion taxpayers lost with the sale of GM stock at a lower price.
NALC President Fredric V. Rolando said Sunday that the union is also hiring the financial advisory company Lazard “to explore and expand the range of solutions available to the Postal Service, as well as their long-term business issues and strategies for the future.”
Terms of the deals were not disclosed.
Rolando admitted that he hired Bloom in an effort to save as many letter carriers as possible from potential layoffs at USPS, which is threatening to cut as many as 120,000 positions if it earns congressional approval.
It also keeps the doors to the White House open for more visits by union goons.
“The NALC totally rejects the only strategy put forth by postal management,” Rolando said. “Their strategy is to go down to five-day mail delivery, to close post offices, to close postal facility, to cut pensions, to reduce health insurance, and we don’t believe that’s a strategy to save the Postal Service.”
Yes, because every business should be forced to pay workers for standing around and doing nothing but collecting checks and benefits.
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