On Monday, October 8, union members from the APWU and the NALC will come together to protect America’s public postal service. Corporate attempts to privatize the United States Postal Service have risen in intensity over the years. The current executive branch administration has proposed privatizing the postal service, converting it “from a government agency into a privately-held corporation.”
President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder will join with union members on Monday, Oct. 8 at the U.S. Post Office located at 5901 Jonestown Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17112-9998 from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.
The USPS generates 1.4 trillion in sales and supports more than 7.5 million private-sector jobs. Privatization of this national, public service would be disastrous for our economy and communities. Rallies across the country are planned for Monday with union supporters from all four postal unions, NALC, APWU, NRLCA, and NPMHU and their allies.
This week Congress introduced a resolution opposing the privatization of the postal service: Senate Resolution 633 introduced by Senator Claire McCaskill, and House Resolution 993 introduced by Representatives Davis and Lynch. Both resolutions are bipartisan.
“NALC applauds the 219 House Representatives and 41 Senators who are co-sponsoring H. Res. 993 and S. Res. 633, respectively. With a majority of the House and nearly half of the Senate in support of keeping the Postal Service an independent agency of the federal government, a key milestone has been reached in sending a message that privatization of the Postal Service is a bad idea and lacks sufficient congressional – or public – support. While the momentum is strong, the battle is far from over,” said NALC executive Vice President Brian Renfroe