The Real Cause of the Postal Crisis:
Ed Breaks It Down On MSNBC
APWU Web News Article 110-2011, Sept. 28, 2011
[09/29/11 UPDATE: The Ed Show addressed the struggle to save America's Postal Service again Sept. 28.]
When APWU President Cliff Guffey appeared on “The Ed Show” on MSNBC on Sept. 27, he got an enthusiastic introduction from the host, Ed Schultz.
“Politicians have been on a mission to get rid of the Postal Service since the year 2006 when they passed an unbelievable lame duck session law,” Schultz told viewers, referring the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act, which requires the USPS to pre-fund 75 years' worth of future retiree health benefits within just 10 years.
Guffey discussed the campaign to Save America’s Postal Service and APWU’s efforts to build support for H.R. 1351, legislation that would restore financial stability to the Postal Service.