On Tax Day, Tell the World:
'Your Post Office Gets Zero Tax Dollars'
04/07/2015 - On April 15, APWU members will greet last-minute tax filers at post offices around the country with a message many of them haven’t heard before: The Postal Service gets no money from taxpayers.
“Tax day is a good time to inform the public – and the media – about this little-known fact,” said APWU President Mark Dimondstein.
“As we reach the midway point in bargaining for a new contract, tax day also presents a great opportunity to let our customers know that many of our contract demands coincide with their desire for improved postal services.
“We will let the public know that in our negotiations with postal management, in addition to fighting for better wages and benefits for our members, the APWU is fighting for expanded services for the people of the country,” Dimondstein said.
The APWU is demanding that management:
- Reverse the reduction in service standards implemented on Jan. 5, which is causing massive delays in mail delivery;
- Stop the closure and consolidation of mail processing centers, which would delay mail delivery even further, and
- Provide customers with expanded hours of service, shorter wait times in line, and new services – such as non-profit postal banking.
On tax day, APWU members will pass out flyers outside local post offices urging customers to call members of Congress with messages of support. The April 15 events will mark the beginning of a month-long campaign to win support for the union’s objectives: Good Postal Service! Good Jobs! Good Contract!
“I hope everyone will take a little time out of their schedule on April 15 to help spread the word,” Dimondstein said.
Contact your local or state president or Contract Action Team (CAT) leader, to find out about activities in your area.
For more information about negotiations, visit www.apwunccc.org.