Rosen Tells Senate Panel He Wouldn’t Privatize USPS

Source: Daily Labor Report, April 21, 2016 (Subscription Required)

Jeffrey A. Rosen, one of President Barack Obama’s nominees to join the U.S. Postal Service‘s Board of Governors, told a Senate panel April 21 that he favors keeping the USPS as a “self-sustaining public organization” rather than privatizing the service. However, Rosen declined to respond when Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) asked whether Rosen would support using taxpayer dollars to prop up the financially troubled USPS. … Postal unions oppose privatization and have said in the past that they’re concerned the USPS Board of Governors—which generally includes representatives of both political parties—may seek to privatize the Postal Service.