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Majority of House Members Oppose Postal Privatization

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93-2018

10/04/2018 - Before members of the House of Representatives left for the October recess, a majority of them signed on as cosponsors of H. Res. 993, which expresses the need to keep the United States Postal Service an independent establishment of the federal government and should not be subject to privatization. This resulted from the hard work of APWU members who reached out to their elected officials, encouraging them to support this important resolution. Representative Stephen Lynch (D-MA), who originally introduced the language, commented, “It is more than clear that the delivery of essential government services should not be subject to privatization and is best performed by our experienced federal workforce.”

“The bipartisan support of the non-binding resolution demonstrates what we already knew to be true and is an important step forward in our ongoing campaign to defeat privatization,” said APWU President Mark Dimondstein.  “The need to maintain the public post office with universal service to everyone in the country, regardless of income or zip-code, transcends party lines.”

For more information on H. Res. 993, please click here. In support of the Postal Service not being subject to privatization, the Senate has also introduced companion language with S. Res. 633, which currently has 41 cosponsors, and APWU is working hard to garner further support. Legislative & Political Director Judy Beard urges members to continue garnering support for both resolutions while members of Congress are back in their districts and states. To see a full listing of cosponsors of H. Res. 993, please click here. For a full listing of cosponsors for S. Res. 633, please click here. APWU encourages its members to check if their elected officials are in support of these resolutions. Please make appointments to meet with them to thank them for their efforts or urge them to cosponsor and promote the Postal Service as a valuable service to all American households.