One of the major problems facing the U.S. Postal Service is that fewer people are using first class mail. If all of the 14 million people who belong to brother and sister unions to the postal workers union stopped using the Internet to receive and pay bills, do their banking and send electronic messages, and only used the USPS for their transactions, the post office would certainly be in better financial shape. Perhaps it would even solve most of their financial problems. Unfortunately, union members only show their solidarity by showing up at protest demonstrations. They don't actually support the businesses where their brother and sister union members are employed.
I don't want to see people lose their jobs, but if they don't receive the support of their fellow union members, why should anyone care if the post office has to make the same economic decisions other businesses make every day?
U.S. Representatives Elijah Cummings, Dutch Ruppersberger and John Sarbanes should first be asking the unions to support their fellow members before putting all the burden on the rest of the American taxpayers.
Joe Siegmund, Jarrettsville,Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times