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Statement by Mark Dimondstein President, American Postal Workers Union, on New Postmaster General Megan Brennan

For Immediate Release

02/01/2015 - Postmaster General Megan Brennan begins her new job at a pivotal moment in the history of the U.S. Postal Service.

We call on her to take steps to strengthen the Postal Service. That means taking full advantage of the boom in e-commerce and expanding hours. It also means offering new services, such as postal banking, which would meet the financial needs of tens of millions of consumers and generate new revenue for the USPS.

Sadly, the previous Postmaster General chose a path that undermined the USPS – closing post offices, slashing hours of operations, virtually eliminating overnight delivery of first-class mail, and outsourcing key functions to unqualified private companies. 

We believe the American people deserve a vibrant, public Postal Service for generations to come. We are hopeful that the new Postmaster General shares our views and will reverse the destructive policies of her predecessor. We will work with her to meet the challenges and embrace the opportunities that lie ahead for U.S. consumers, businesses, and the nation’s postal workers.

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