November 17, 2019
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Comments for: Hampden postal facility workers, supporters grateful for Susan Collins’ efforts

  • Anonymous

    I’m happy that these folks still have jobs.  Now if we could just find something for them to do….

    • Anonymous

       There is plenty to do Bangorian. Maybe someday you and Knightcross should request a tour. I’d be happy to show either or both of you around and to show you exactly what the workers there do.
      Now I’m not saying there aren’t ANY “union bums’ there, but %90 of the employees at EMPD are good, hard working people.

    • weezy

      You have obviously never been inside the plant where 183 employees working nights and weekends are sorting your mail, that you count on daily to arrive at your home.  There is no downtime, there are only 2 fifteen minute breaks, and the machines dictate that you be present and  running them at all times.  The expensive high speed equipment sorts 20 times more mail than any human ever did, therefore, less humans are required for the same amount of mail, reducing our employee numbers the past few years.

  • Anonymous

    “The problem is if you close plants like this, that are essential to good service, what happens is businesses and individuals start pursuing alternatives to using the postal service,” which would result in the loss of even more volume, Collins said. “Driving away customers are actions that should not be taken if you want to restore the post office’s fiscal health.”

    The lunatics are running the assylum….

    • Anonymous

      If companies don’t get timely delevery they will either close or move to a state were they can get a timely develery

    • Old Bear

      The truth be known Portland can’t handle half of the mail they get and they ship it to Hampden to be processed. It has happened for years. Thanks Sen. Collins in your hard work..

  • Anonymous

    Isn’t Suzie up fpr reelection in Nov ???????

  • Anonymous

    Collins can’t keep this obsolete Boondoggle open forever. The Postal Service is bankrupt and can’t pay welfare to Union Bums that do nothing all night. Glad you don’t manage my business Suzie.  Id be  broke and on welfare along with the Postal Welfare Recipients too. The Postal Service use to sort mail now Suzie turned it into another government  welfare program for lazy Union Workers. Hampden needs to be closed immediately to Save what is left of the Postal Service.

    • givemeabreak

      Union bums? You have no clue as to what you speak! Are you comparing hard working people who actually want to work for a living to those in Amercia who are to lazy? Or are you comparing them to non-unionized laborers who barely make minium wage and have no benefits? Or how about comparing them to say someone like you who isn’t smart enough to read, for if you had you would have known that it is because of Senators like Collins that the postal service has no money, yet she ignored the rest of the country and saved HER area PO’s! And refuse to consider the $50-80 billion that Congress took from the USPS and won’t give back!

    • Anonymous

      If the Hampden plant is soooooo bad why don’t you take “your” business” , and your husband who works at EMPD, down to Scarborough? I’m sure they would except a transfer from him.

      I would really love for your husband to come on here and actually give some examples of those “lazy union bums” instead of your constant second hand crap. I could give you plenty of examples of both good and bad workers but I refuse to classify everyone in the union bad and everyone not, good. It’s ridiculous the hatred you have for union workers, and that’s coming from someone who doesn’t agree %100 with the union.

      The Postal Service could and should consolidate facilities. But it makes no sense to consolidate those that would impact the service. They could easily get down to 100 or so plants nationwide by having them placed in the correct areas of each state. The Southern Maine plant and the Eastern Maine plant handle the state of ME and it should stay that way in the future.

  • Anonymous

    Is she part of the problem; or part of the solution?

    • givemeabreak

      Part of the problem in the sense that she knows the USPS has overpaid into their CSRS by millions, yet she like the rest of Congress, who in fact imposed this requirement on the USPS refuses to face the fact that in order to sustain a SERVICE to Americans, they MUST give back all of the money, not just $11 billion as her bill proposes!

  • Guest

    Thank you, President Obama….

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