Tell the Postmaster General, Board of Governors:
National Day of Action Nov. 14
10/19/2014 - The four postal unions are calling for a National Day of Action on Nov. 14 to send an urgent message to Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe and the USPS Board of Governors: Stop Delaying America’s Mail!
“The Postmaster General is poised to make devastating cuts in service to the American people – cuts so severe that they will forever damage the U.S. Postal Service,” the union presidents said.
- On Jan. 5, 2015, the USPS is slated to lower “service standards” to virtually eliminate overnight delivery – including first-class mail from one address to another within the same city or town. All mail (letters, periodicals, packages) throughout the country will be delayed.
- Beginning Jan. 5, 2015, 82 Mail Processing & Distribution Centers are scheduled to close or “consolidate operations.”
The unions selected the Nov. 14 date because it coincides with the USPS Board of Governors’ last public meeting of 2014. On that day, the board will release the USPS financial reports for the fiscal year, and undoubtedly will once again bemoan “billions of dollars in losses.”
“We plan to tell the truth about the Postal Service’s financial condition,” said APWU President Mark Dimondstein. “We will point out that the USPS has earned more than $1 billion in profit from operations this year. The ‘losses’ are the result of the bogus pre-funding requirement and have nothing to do with the cost of collecting, sorting and delivering mail,” he said. “We will tell the Postmaster General and the Board of Governors to stop using ginned up ‘losses’ as a pretext for delaying America’s mail,” Dimondstein said. “Brothers and sisters, get ready to join your co-workers in front of your post office to help send the message!”