DeJoy is cutting back on overtime — indeed he is, because artificially swollen overtime is an enormous expense that he hopes to eliminate with a more rational delivery system.
Democrats and much of the media make it sound as though the post office was an efficient, smooth-running agency before DeJoy took charge and then, at Trump’s behest, transformed it into place struggling to keep up with broad-based changes in how we communicate.
In reality, the post office has lost nearly $80 billion since 2007, and it lost more than $2 billion last quarter. Unless the service finds a way to innovate, it is headed for bankruptcy.
This is the impetus for DeJoy’s reforms, which should be welcomed by all the people now caterwauling about how essential the post office is to the American way of life.