Can't Cut Postal Service - 20% Of Employees Are Black

Discussion in 'Politics' started by pspr, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. pspr


    While delivering mail on Chicago's North Side, Lakesha Dortch-Hardy spoke about how much she loves her job at the U.S. Postal Service, and how much it would hurt if jobs such as hers were to disappear.

    "These jobs are the middle class ..." said Dortch-Hardy, a tall, energetic 38-year-old, who took long strides as she wheeled her cart along a row of two- and three-story brick apartment houses. "Without this job, I don't know where I'd be right now."

    The cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service has eliminated 168,000 jobs since 2006, and more cuts could result as it struggles to avoid its own "fiscal cliff." As the United States honors Martin Luther King's civil rights legacy on Monday, many African-American workers may be facing new obstacles to achieving and maintaining a middle-class life style.

    African-Americans represent 13.1 percent of the U.S. population and 11.6 percent of the labor force, according to a 2012 U.S. Department of Labor report. Nearly one in five African-American workers hold government jobs such as mail clerks, firefighters and teachers, the report said.

    "There's a long tradition of the public sector being more friendly, or less hostile, to African-American workers," said Robert Zieger, emeritus professor of history at the University of Florida in Gainesville. "The Post Office is the best example."

    African-Americans make up about 20 percent of U.S. Postal Service workers - and are the majority in some urban centers, representing 75 percent to 80 percent of the 5,000 letter carriers in the Chicago area, according to Mack Julion, president of the Chicago branch of the National Association of Letter Carriers.

    But the public sector has cut nearly 600,000 jobs since 2009, due to shrinking government budgets and a range of other issues, according to the Bureau of Labor Relations. The slower recovery for African-Americans in the labor market has, in part, been the result of government layoffs after the end of the recession was declared, according to the Labor Department report.

    In December, the black unemployment rate was 14 percent, roughly double that of whites.
  2. Can't the Post Office just lay off white folks to balance their budget... leaving maybe 50% blacks? Surely Odumbo would go for that.
  3. "We prezident now"
  4. Democrats have herded Blacks into inner city reservations, made them unemployable by the private sector and convinced them all their troubles stem from racism. When Jessie Jackemup types [which is what Obama is] sue the private employers they make sure that private employers will not hire Blacks... the only jobs for Blacks are in the public sector and that includes the military where they aren't on the battlefields much but they have career jobs. Democrats are not ever going to let abortion be abolished, they need it to limit the population growth in ghettoland, and they are never going to shrink government because that is what they use to reward their party loyal black voters. Without that black 96% vote democrats would be out of power forever. They have bankrupted the country paying for those votes, no reason to stop now. When the martial law thingy is a reality, they will use Black Troops in the Whitey neighborhoods, otherwise the troops wouldn't enforce anything for them...
  5. pspr


    That's what I don't get. In the 40 years since Roe V. Wade there have been over 50 million abortions. Probably about 40 million of those would have been Democrap voters. Don't they want those voters to be alive?
  6. Let me say that I do not have any issues with our postal service in North Carolina. Our post lady is black and provides great service to our community. I do not have any concerns that 20% of the postal service are black employees - even though it is out or portion with their representation in the general population.
  7. "There's a long tradition of the public sector being more friendly, or less hostile, to African-American workers,"

    What do you suppose that means? "Friendly" "Less hostile".


    I'll take a stab at what that means. "Less hostile" means you can spend your whole shift in the bathroom and no one will miss you. It's called a gov't job.

    "Friendly" means your "late again" but that's okay because your black boss was late too.
  8. pspr


  9. jem


    black people with jobs are just like other people with jobs.
    some are nice, some are smart, some are not.

    lets stick to the real problem..
    the leftists destroying the incentives of people to work and then destroying the job producers with higher taxes.

    seriously when you go into the post office... does it matter whether its a black person, a white person or blue person? they are all sort of friendly and a typically very busy.

    How the post office could be losing money is a wonder.
    I suspect its crazy retirement plans.
  10. pspr


    I see you haven't stood in line at a post office in the last 20 years.

    While you're in line:

    They go on break and close their window,
    No one replaces them,
    They refuse to man the window because they don't do that,
    They don't know where your package is, come back tomorrow,
    If the line gets longer they close another window and send him/her on break,
    If the clock strikes 5 and you are in line, Go home and try tomorrow,
    If you complain, that will be $5 more to ship your package (yes, this has happened to me),
    Oh, you only need a stamp, go to the end of the line.

    Are the black postal workers worse? I don't know because most of them can't speak intelligible English so they don't get put on the windows.
    #10     Jan 23, 2013