September 24, 2011
Save the Post Office!
There is a toxic vat of misinformation brewing, bubbling over and it is threatening America’s Post Offices.
Yes, the USPS is having a financial crisis, and there is an easy fix to the problem. However, there are two Congressmen Issa & Ross, who are taking advantage of the situation and are stirring a “taxpayer bailout hysteria” in order to completely destroy the USPS.
There is a common sense solution: HR 1351 which has tremendous bipartisan support. With money available in various postal funds, the practical answer is to simply transfer money from one overpaid account into the underfunded one! HR 1351 would keep post offices open and preserve Saturday delivery and honor the national agreements with the postal unions.
However, common sense is being overshadowed by this very, very mean-spirited “Issa-Ross bill.” This is a “draconian downsizing plan and a misguided and unjustifiable attack on hard-working postal employees who provide the most affordable and highest-quality mail service in the world.” -NALC President Fredric Rolando. This plan would eliminate Saturday delivery and that would be just the first step in dismantling the USPS. They also plan to slash services, close offices, and destroy the collective-bargaining rights for the four National Postal Unions involved.
Unfortunately, this poison plan passed the Congressional subcommittee this past Tuesday Sept.20, 2011- with Republicans in favor and Democrats opposing. And, John McCain introduced this calamity to the Senate on Friday…
In order to draw the public’s attention to this pending political calamity, there will be a Nationwide Rally to Save Americas Postal Service on Tuesday September 27th.
Visit this website: http://www.saveamericaspostalservice.org/press.html
What you can do…contact your legislators http://www.usa.gov/Contact/Elected.shtml
and tell them to vote “NO” to the Issa-Ross bill….
Preserve Saturday delivery and throw their support behind HR1351.
Please do it today. Thank you.
National Association of Letter Carriers- Postal Record.Vol. 124/No.8. August 2011