The APWU is renewing its television ad campaign, with spots airing on NBC Nightly News, CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News beginning July 8, President Cliff Guffey has announced.
This APWU TV ad will air on NBC, CNN, MSNBC and Fox beginning July 8.
“With postal bills pending in Congress, it is imperative that we remind the American people of the crucial role the Postal Service — and our members — play in meeting our nation’s commerce and communication needs,” he said.
First up is a 30-second ad that describes the enormous task postal workers perform, and ends with a simple question and response: Ever wonder what this costs you as a taxpayer? Not a single cent.
“The ad first aired in July 2011 and helped dispel the persistent myth that the Postal Service is funded by taxpayers,” Guffey said.
“With the USPS facing a manufactured financial crisis, some politicians have suggested the USPS is seeking a taxpayer bailout. They have attempted to use this false claim to justify radical legislation that would lead to the demise of the Postal Service,” he said.
A draft postal bill released by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) on June 13 would “punish postal workers, privatize major portions of the USPS, and deprive the American people of vital services,” Guffey said.
The ad is intended to support the union’s campaign to defeat detrimental legislation such as the draft bill circulated by Rep. Issa, and to win support for bills that would correct the cause of the USPS financial crisis.
“Our members must ask their senators and representatives in Congress to endorse the Postal Service Protection Act” (H.R. 630/S. 316) Guffey said, “which would help solve the USPS financial crisis without hurting workers or downgrading mail service. We also should seek support for the Protect Overnight Delivery Act (H.R. 2459), which would help safeguard mail processing centers.”