On September 17, 2020, Chief Judge Stanley A. Bastian, from the Eastern District of Washington, granted request from 14 states to temporarily block the operational changes Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has overseen since taking over as PMG.
We should all be heartened by this decision. From the moment PMG DeJoy implemented his plans the APWU stood up and lead the push-back on these changes. It was the hard-working members of the APWU who lead the charge. The APWU members– who are dedicated to critical mission and to every customer of the Postal Service– obtained, shared, and notified the public about what was happening to the American People’s Postal Service.
It was your reports, images, public actions, letters to the editor, interviews in the press, and other activities that brought the interest of many state attorney generals around the country. Without your work, this temporary block would not have been issued.
Every member should be proud of the work they did and should be applauded. We must also thank our Lead Counsel from Murphy Anderson, PLLC, Mindy Holmes and all the attorneys working on this for the APWU for all the work they did to assist the Attorneys General on this lawsuit. Our attorneys advised our members who were contacted by the AGs and advised the AGs involved in the case.
Here is link to a story on the judge’s order from the Washington Post. It also includes a video the Post put together on the actions that DeJoy took that slowed the mail down. It showcases members of the APWU who helped educate the public on what was going on. This is just one example of what we have done in our fight against delayed mail and to save the USPS.
Today is another small victory in our fight for the People’s Post Office. It could not have been done without you. Thank-you for all you have done. Keep up the fight. Keep sending items to our delayed mail email box, keep up the pressure, and keep our fight for the Post Office in front of the public. Today is only one victory of hopefully many more to come.