It was bound to happen. As soon as Postmaster General Marvin Runyon announced a sweeping cut of 42,000 postal supervisors, the union representing supervisors rushed to Congress threatening court action. Even worse, members of Congress took up the union's cause.
Postal prices cannot be stabilized unless the Postal Service's gigantic bureaucracy is sharply reduced. Wages and benefits account for over 80 cents of every dollar spent. The postal empire of 600,000 employees is just too big and cumbersome.