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Postal Workers and Allies Flood Congress with Calls for “Postal Service Fairness”
Updated On: Jul 26, 2019

Thousands of APWU members joined our nationwide phone action on Tuesday, July 23 to

tell Congress to fix a bad law that has put our public Postal Service in jeopardy.

More than 5,000 postal workers, allies, and community supporters called their Representative

in Washington, DC and asked them to cosponsor the USPS Fairness Act (H.R. 2382) –

following a call to action from APWU President Mark Dimondstein and Legislative & Political

Director Judy Beard.

The legislation would repeal the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act’s (PAEA)

burdensome pre-funding mandate for retiree health care. That burdensome mandate is pulling

billions of dollars out of the Postal Service, which has caused job and service cuts across the

USPS.

The USPS Fairness Act would do a lot to put the US Postal Service back on the road to

sustainability.

Calls Made All Over the Country

In one day, APWU members contacted all 435 House Representatives.  “When we speak up

together, there is power in our collective voice,” said APWU Legislative and Political Director

Judy Beard.  “A special shout to the Central region for making the most calls!”

As the day drew to a close, seven new members of the House of Representatives had signed

on as cosponsors of the USPS Fairness Act, and five more became cosponsors on

Wednesday, July 24. More are saying they will add their names.

“The fact is that, in 2006, Congress damaged our public Postal Service. We are working hard

to pressure them to undo that damage,” said President Dimondstein. “Too often, big moneyed

interests and corporate lobbyists roam the halls of Congress wielding undue influence over

he people we elect to represent us. That’s why it’s so important that they hear from working

people. If we don’t speak up, then the privatizers who want to sell off our public Postal Service will go unanswered.”

As of July 25, 201 Representatives have signed on to support the bill.

YOU CAN HELP THE REFORM OUr

PUBLIC POSTAL SERVICE

We can all make a difference by contacting our legislators and building support among our

community. To contact your Representative, you can:

â˜ÂÂŽ Call: 844-402-1001
☛ Text: FAIRNESS to 91990
âÂÂœÂÂ� Write: Send an email.

If you have made the call, don’t forget to spread the word – tell your friends,

family and union brothers and sisters how they can get involved.

Source: https://apwu.org/news/postal-workers-and-allies-flood-congress-calls-postal-service-fairness


 
 
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