(Originally posted on the National Website and published in the APWU News Bulletin Vol. 49, No. 3 – March 27,2019)
On Apr. 15, postal workers are letting the public know that the Postal Service operates with NO tax dollars. Contact your local or state officers to find out how you can participate!
If there isn’t a Tax Day event in your area, do a digital action by sharing a social media post by the APWU or the US Mail Not for Sale campaign!
Go to usmailnotforsale.org or call 844.402.1001 to tell your member of Congress that you support the PUBLIC Postal Service!
If you take part in an event, please send pictures to email@example.com for a chance to be featured on the APWU website or in future publications. Remember to wear your union gear!
Attached below, are downloadable hand-outs for the public to know.
Sisters and Brothers,
In response to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) proposals to privatize the public postal service and sell it to private corporations, the APWU and National Association of Letter Carriers released this exciting new ad today.
Be among the first to see it!!!
Please share it with all your Facebook, email, text and twitter friends and let’s spread the word that the U.S. Mail is Not for Sale!
(This article was first reported on the National Website on July 26, 2018)
On July 16, a leading group of Congressional representatives took action to help combat a proposal to privatize the Postal Service. The proposal, put forward by the White House’s Office of Management and Budget in their report Delivering Government Solutions in the 21st Century, would “restructure the U.S. Postal Service” and “prepare it for future conversion from a government agency into a privately-held corporation.”
APWU thanks the bipartisan group of representatives for introducing House Resolution 993 in response to this attack. The resolution calls on Congress to take all appropriate measures to ensure that the United States Postal Service remains an independent establishment of the Federal Government and not be subject to privatization.
The resolution was introduced by Rodney Davis (R-IL) and Stephen Lynch (D-MA) and co-sponsored by Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Paul Cook (R-CA), Brian Mast (R-FL), Don Young (R-AK), Cedric Richmond (D-LA), Stephanie Murphy (D-FL), Dave Loebsack (D-IA) and Marcia Fudge (D-OH).
“We will fight back against any attempt to privatize the Postal Service,” said APWU President Mark Dimondstein. “This is yet another attempt by corporate interests to pad their pockets and rob the public of affordable and universal mail delivery.”
To tell your member of Congress to oppose privatizating – selling – the USPS, and support House Resolution 993 by becoming a co-sponsor.
Members of Congress will be starting their summer recess in August. “We urge all APWU members to meet with your representative and express the urgency of them becoming a co-sponsor of this resolution and oppose the privatization of the Postal Service,” said Legislative and Political Director Judy Beard.