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Saying 'No' to the 'Chained CPI'

Retirees Say: ‘Break the Chained CPI!’

09/02/2013 - APWU retirees across the country turned out in huge numbers on July 2 to protest the “Chained CPI,” a proposal to change the way cost-of-living adjustments are calculated that will result in lower COLAs for seniors. The event was sponsored by the Alliance for Retired Americans (ARA), which has a membership over 4 million retired union members, seniors and community activists. The APWU Retirees Department is one of its affiliates.

e-Team Report, Aug. 9, 2013

    08/09/2013 -
  • APWU, Postal Unions: Carper-Coburn Bill an Assault on Postal Employee Benefits
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders Says S. 1486 Backtracks on Postal Reform, “Makes no Sense” 
  • Postal Customers Get it - Why Can’t Some Members of Congress?
  • Senators Seek to Pass Law to Stop Congress from Passing Laws

President's Viewpoint

Hidden Agenda: When Doing Nothing Does Something

07/10/2013 - Despite a flurry of legislative activity in June, it seems clear that some members of Congress aren’t at all interested in saving the Postal Service. They may talk about the USPS crisis; they may even introduce “postal reform” bills. But they’re content to fiddle while the USPS burns. Why? Because the Postal Service’s manufactured financial crisis helps achieve their goals. As the Postal Service lurches toward insolvency, politicians who favor privatization see an opening — the chance to turn a great public institution into a private business opportunity for their cronies on Wall Street. The deeper the crisis, the greater their chance of success.

e-Team Report, June 14, 2013

    06/14/2013 -
  • Rep. Issa Releases a “Deeply Disturbing” Draft Postal Reform Bill
  • Rep. DeLauro Calls on House Members to Preserve Overnight Delivery
  • Rep. DeFazio Speaks in Support of Postal Service Protection Act
  • Unintended Consequences of Changing Postal Healthcare Options
  • Trumka: Congress Must End Logjam on NLRB Appointees

e-Team Report, April 26, 2013

    04/26/2013 -
  • Postal Service Protection Act Gains Support in Congress
  • Sign the Petition to Save the Postal Service
  • Obama Announces Nominee for USPS Board of Governors
  • Sen. Carper Expresses Hope for Postal Legislation on Obama’s Desk by July 4th
  • Email Pioneer Says the United States Postal Service Must Survive