votrechien - 10:10 pm on Nov 15, 2011 (gmt 0)
USPS just reported a $5bil + annual loss: [money.cnn.com...]
Canada Post in August reported its highest profits ever - nearly half a billion (for a country with 10% the population of the US) [cupw.ca...]
Clearly declining mail volumes is not the sole cause of the problem. And while labor contracts might be partly to blame anyone who ever uses USPS knows how prehistoric many of their systems are. I cringe every time it costs me the same amount of money to send a package from Blaine, WA to Surrey, BC (about 5kms apart) as it does from Blaine, WA to Toronto, ON (about 5000kms apart).