Postal Workers Unions Urged Sanders to Block Pro-Privatization Board Nominees

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      LiberalArkie
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      Sunday August 16, 2020 · 9:06 AM CDT

      Bernie Sanders blocked postal board nominees in 2015 at the urging of postal unions who wanted to stop the privatization of the postal service and the degradation of mail service. Two of the five nominees were selected by Mitch McConnell and those nominees were so toxic that postal union leaders concluded that they would be better off with no postal board than the board they would get if all 5 nominees were approved. That’s why Bernie blocked the Obama-McConnell nominees.

      This story was reported in the Washington Post in 2015. http://www.washingtonpost.com/…

      The board doesn’t have high visibility outside the postal world, but it approves high-dollar capital investments, sets mail prices, long-term strategies and legislative policies and signs union contracts. One nominee, James Miller III, advocated to privatize the Postal Service when he led the Office of Management and Budget during the Reagan administration. The other, Mickey Barnett, is a lobbyist for the payday loan industry. The candidates are anathema to the postal unions, which urged Sanders to block them.
      Because of the hold, Congress has not voted on Miller, Barnett and three other nominees to fill expiring terms. As of December, the board will be left with one member and no quorum when two of the last remaining members’ terms expire.

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      That’s why I was surprised this morning when I read this post by Markos Moulitsas.

      http://www.dailykos.com/…

      The United States Postal Service Board of Governors is all white men, and Republicans. It was a clean slate for Trump and company because Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders blocked appointments by President Barack Obama for reasons that remain uncertain.

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      https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/8/16/1969704/-Postal-Workers-Unions-Urged-Sanders-to-Block-Pro-Privatization-Board-Nominees

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      GZeusH
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      Democrats’ anti-worker chicanery?  Pffft!  Who cares?

    • #348233
      Cold Mountain Trail
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      Bernie Sanders blocked postal board nominees in 2015 at the urging of postal unions who wanted to stop the privatization of the postal service and the degradation of mail service. Two of the five nominees were selected by Mitch McConnell and those nominees were so toxic that postal union leaders concluded that they would be better off with no postal board than the board they would get if all 5 nominees were approved. That’s why Bernie blocked the Obama-McConnell nominees.

      This story was reported in the Washington Post in 2015. http://www.washingtonpost.com/…

    • #348236
      retired liberal
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      A whole lot. Way too much. Most of it. Mitch McConnell badly needs to be Primaried, for the sake of the country.

      We are an arrogant species, believing our fantasy based "facts" are better than the other person's fake facts.
      If you are wrong, it will be because you are not cynical enough.
      Both major political parties are special interest groups enabling each other for power and money, at the expense of the people they no longer properly serve…
      Always wear a proper mask when out and about. The life you save could be both yours and mine.

    • #348240
      alcina
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      Don’t know how to embed the thread, but here’s the link: https://twitter.com/GunnelsWarren/status/1294864909155606528

      "The United States is also a one-party state but, with typical American extravagance, they have two of them." -Julius Nyerere, First President of Tanzania

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