Hard times for ailing US mail industry

Unions say US Postal workers are paying price for bad management as industry comes under pressure.

    The US Postal Service, with a staff of more than half a million workers, is the world’s seventh largest employer but one that is struggling to remain relevant in an increasingly digital age.

    The home of 'snail mail' faces a myriad of problems including economic recession, a slump in mail volume, the internet and generous health and pension benefits for retirees that are slowly forcing it to cut services, facilities and jobs.

    Al Jazeera's Kimberly Halkett reports from Washington.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Take a tour through East and West Jerusalem to see the difference in quality of life for Israelis and Palestinians.

    Stories from the sex trade

    Stories from the sex trade

    Dutch sex workers, pimps and johns share their stories.

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    As the stigma associated with being childless persists, some elderly women in India risk it all to become mothers.