The Working Conditions of US Postal Workers Raise Concerns for Arizona Lawmakers
Following a scenario in which a US postal worker successfully cooked a steak on the dashboard of their vehicle during a ridiculously hot summer shift, an Arizona state representative is calling for an investigation into working conditions for US Postal Service workers. According to the mail carrier it only took two and a half hours to cook the steak in question; a testament to how hot it can get in those vehicles.
Amazon to Open New Pittsburg Fulfillment Center
At the end of last month, Amazon announced some new plans to expand its already-wide network of fulfillment centers by opening a new one in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.The online retail giant expects that the center will provide nearly 800 full-time jobs for workers with a minimum pay rate starting at $15 per hour with benefits.
Both UPS and FedEx Could Benefit From The Postal Service’s Pension Problems
A changing shipping landscape has created some rough waters for a $70 billion shipping giant, but it isn’t FedEx or the United Parcel Service. In fact, it’s the United States Postal Service, which loses around $400 million a month. And yet, such hefty losses aren’t even its biggest problem. It’s actually the overwhelming size of its pension obligations. Taking care of that financial problem would be difficult, and could be beneficial to publicly traded parcel shippers; such a benefit would even overshadow current concerns over competition with Amazon.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Admits the US Postal Service is Largely Responsible for Amazon’s...
In an interview on Monday, Jeff Bezos stated the US Postal Service was critical in getting Amazon off the ground, due to its provision of infrastructure that early Amazon needed to fulfill its purpose. Bezos has also stated his desire to create a similar infrastructure for space travel, since it will take hundreds of millions of dollars to get anything worthwhile underway. However, such comments could potentially anger President Trump, who has often criticized Amazon’s use of the postal service.