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APWU: Senate Postal Bill
Betrays Workers, American People

APWU Web News Article 092-2013, Aug. 2 , 2013

The leaders of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE) and Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK), introduced postal legislation on Aug. 1, just before Congress adjourned for a five-week recess.

The APWU is reviewing the 194-page bill (S. 1486) and will provide a more complete analysis of the legislation once the review is complete. But after a quick review, President Cliff Guffey said, “This bill is fatally flawed. It betrays the working men and women of the United States Postal Service; it slashes service to the American people, and it fails to protect the USPS from the impending financial disaster Congress set in motion in 2006 with the passage of the PAEA.”

[S. 1486 - bill text (PDF)]

[S. 1486 - section-by-section-summary (PDF) prepared by the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs]

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