08/27/2015 - In a sharply worded letter to Postmaster General Megan Brennan, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) called the Postal Service’s decision to close mail processing centers and eliminate overnight delivery “a disaster” and urged her to “re-instate overnight delivery standards and speed up the delivery of mail as soon as possible.”
News: Stop Delaying America's Mail!
New Reports Reveal Long Delays in Mail Delivery; Reduction in Service Standards and Closure of Mail Sorting Centers Are Hurting Consumers, Seniors, Small Businesses and Workers; Union Call for Expanded Hours, Postal Banking and New Services
05/12/2015 - WASHINGTON – Members of the American Postal Workers Union will rally in more than 85 cities in 36 states across the country during a National Day of Action on May
02/06/2015 - New Bill Would Stop Mail Slowdown, Reinstate Service Standards
Recognizing the essential role mail plays in American society, some in Congress are responding to the Postal Service’s disastrous action to eliminate overnight delivery and plans to close or consolidate 82 mail processing facilities. This week, Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) reintroduced the “Protect Overnight Delivery Act,” a bill intended to undo the Postal Service’s mail slowdown and reinstate service standards to their 2011 levels.
01/29/2015 - Apparently, the reduction in first-class mail volume is hilarious to USPS management.
01/28/2015 - Just weeks into the 114th Congress, a new bipartisan coalition of eight U.S. representatives is taking a stand for prompt, reliable mail service.
Postal Workers Tell PMG, Board of Governors:
APWU members held more than 150 protests on Nov. 14, with events in all 50 states, to send a message to Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe and the USPS Board of Governors: Stop Delaying America’s Mail!
The protests received extensive media coverage in print, on the radio and on T.V. The events were designed to thwart USPS plans to lower service standards; delay all mail throughout the nation, and close or consolidate 82 mail processing centers. APWU members were joined by their sister postal unions, the National Association of Letter Carriers, the National Postal Mail Handlers Union, and the National Rural Letter Carriers Association at most of the events.
Announcement Made on ‘Day of Action’
APWU Calls on Incoming PMG to Reverse 'Policies of Destruction'
Postal workers across the country cheered the announcement on Nov. 14 that Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe is stepping down, effective Feb. 1. “We hope that the next Postmaster General will reverse Donahoe’s policies of lowering standards, reducing hours, outsourcing work, and diminishing a great American institution,” President Mark Dimondstein said. “We call on USPS’ Board of Governors to immediately freeze Donahoe’s policies and to do no more harm.” Delegates to the APWU national convention in July had voted unanimously to seek his resignation.
On Nov. 14, 2014, as part of a National Day of Action, postal workers and supporters protested at a meeting of the USPS Board of Governors in Washington, DC, to demand that Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe and the board Stop Delaying America's Mail!
11/15/2014 - Updated 11/19/2014 - The Nov. 14 National Day of Action to send a message to the Postmaster General and the USPS Board of Governors to Stop Delaying America's Mail! generated extensive media coverage. The events were sponsored by the four postal unions: the American Postal Workers Union, the National Association of Letter Carriers, the National Postal Mail Handlers Union and the National Rural Letter Carriers Association.
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