Thursday, October 7, 2010

Isn't It Ironic? Don't You Think? Postal Union Election Delayed, Ballots Lost In The Mail

I once worked for the post office when I was younger and I have stories about that place. Mainly about if you didn't have tenure there, you worked "like a dog" (I had many 10-14 hour days, 6 days a week, while most went home after 8 hours and 5 days a week) and how the ones that had tenure there, really didn't work much mainly because they were in the union. Unions...
But this is probably why I always vote in person and not by mail in ballot. The post office on many things either has delays or loses pieces of mail. I though this article was funny. OK not funny, Ironic.


Fox News: Irony alert.

The American Postal Workers Union has extended its internal election after thousands of ballots appeared to have gotten lost . . . in the mail.

The union's election committee was supposed to be counting those ballots this week in downtown Washington, D.C., following a tradition mail-in election. But the union announced that only about 39,000 ballots were turned in -- and that "a large number of union members had not received their ballots."

As Federal News Radio first reported, the union has responded by extending the deadline to Oct. 14.

Workers now have until close of business Thursday to ask for a new ballot. It's unclear whether the mail mix-up will become an eleventh-hour campaign issue.

The union of postal clerks is separate from the National Association of Letter Carriers, which comprises postal workers who deliver the mail.

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