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TODAY’S TOPICS: Nov. 12, 2014

Deep thoughts: Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), in the lead to head the Senate committee with Postal Service oversight next year, thinks USPS should go through bankruptcy proceedings to bust union contracts, but doesn’t think the agency should continue mail delivery on Saturday. Also, he doesn’t think a bankruptcy bill would pass the Senate. (Federal Times)

Looking for ideas: Ahead of plans to release a paper assessing a number of approaches to postal banking services, the Postal Service Office of Inspector General is seeking comments on a proposal to offer financial services at post offices. (Federal Business Opportunities)

VW does it, again: Union representation at a car manufacturing facility in Tennessee? Volkswagen is looking into creating a German-style “works council” at its Chattanooga plant, which could allow the UAW to take another run at organizing workers there. (The Wall Street Journal)