Postal Unions Urge Leadership to Support the Postal Service

In a document to Senate Democratic leadership, NPMHU, along with NALC, NRLCA, and APWU, urged elected leaders to consider the impact of COVID-19 on the United States Postal Service.

As the United States economy is experiencing historical losses, the unions reminded Congress, the Postal Service is a vital communications resource to every business and American household, and it generates $1.4 trillion in sales and employs 7.5 million Americans.

The unions called for:

  • A public service appropriation that would provide $7.1 billion a year to the Postal Service for two years in order to combat the oncoming recession;
  • The full repeal of the retiree healthcare mandate;
  • Create jobs by issuing a one-time appropriation to fund the manufacturing of a new fleet of vehicles to replace 210,000 obsolete vehicles currently in use;
  • Expand vote by mail and early voting options to ensure the democratic process is not interupted this election year.

Postal Unions Urge Senate Leadership to Support the Postal Service (pdf)

Source: Postal Unions Urge Leadership to Support the Postal Service – National Postal Mail Handlers Union