Congress is considering a budget deal that could both threaten the future of the U.S. Postal Service by ending Saturday delivery and cutting letter carriers’ pay by increasing pension contributions.
Send a message to your representative in the House that cutting Saturday delivery and increasing federal and postal pension contributions should not be in the budget deal. (Click here to find out how you can call AND write your representative. Ane be sure and share this link with your Facebook and Twitter friends.)
NALC Announces Creation of Network to Address Letter Carriers' Safety Issues
Network also will address
offices with routine mail delivery well past traditional
Dec. 9, 2013—NALC President Fredric V. Rolando has released a statement on a new joint effort to identify and address safety issues that pose threats to America’s letter carriers: Click here to read the statement.
Customer and employee rights when USPS solicits customers to change to centralized delivery: NALC has recently become aware of an effort by the Postal Service in different parts of the country to convince customers to agree to change their mode of delivery to cluster box or centralized delivery. Click here for information that details the rights of both postal customers and letter carriers.
USPS made $600M delivering mail in 2013: “The dramatic improvement in postal finances announced today is great news,” NALC President Fredric Rolando said. “With the economy gradually recovering from the recession, the Postal Service has returned to operational profitability—with an operating profit of $600 million delivering the mail this fiscal year.” Click here to read his complete statement.
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S. 316: In the Senate, 30 senators so far have co-sponsored S. 316, a postal modernization measure that preserves Saturday mail delivery. Has yours? Find out here, then go here to look up members' contact information and ask yours to sign on. You can also click here to send your senator a note.
H.R. 630: In the House, 167 members have co-sponsored H.R. 630, a postal modernization measure that preserves Saturday mail delivery. Is your representative a co-sponsor? Find out here, then go here to look up members' contact information and ask yours to sign on. You can also click here to send your representative a note.
H.R. 961: In the House 154 members have co-sponsored H.R. 961, a measure that calls for a refund of the USPS’ surplus in FERS. Is your representative a co-sponsor? Find out here, then go here to look up members' contact information and ask yours to sign on. You can also click here to send your representative a note.
In the House, 202 members so far have
H.Res. 30, “expressing the
sense of the House of Representatives that the United States Postal
Service should take all appropriate measures to ensure the
continuation of its 6-day mail delivery service.” Has yours?
here, then go here to
look up members' contact information and ask yours to sign on. You
can also click
here to send your representative a
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violations that take place during management's unilateral six-day
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POSTAL FACTS: NALC President Fredric Rolando’s op-ed in the Idaho Statesman ran on Sept. 27. National news coverage of the second Senate committee hearing on S. 1486 prominently included quotes from the postal union leaders called to testify: President Rolando and National Postal Mail Handlers Union President John Hegarty. CBS News quoted NALC Director of Retired Members Ron Watson in a story about how dog bites still are the greatest on-the-job threat for letter carriers. Kansas State Association President Emeritus Rod Holub’s letter to the editor of Manhattan, KS’ The Mercury ran Sept. 25. Elsewhere in POSTAL FACTS, you can find many examples of how NALC leaders and activists are using the news media to spread the truth about the Postal Service’s financial situation. Click here to find out how the NALC Communications Department can help members keep both the public and our elected representatives informed.
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