Darrell Issa was very supportive of unions just a short time ago. Now Issa and Florida Freshman Congressman Dennis Ross have lodged an all-out “perceived” war against the Postal Service and postal workers. Both Issa and Ross are aided by the Tea Partyers, who have launched an online petition to support Postal Reform.
The United States Postal Service (USPS) runs an annual deficit of more than 8 billion dollars. Congressman Darrell Issa, Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, has introduced legislation titled “The Postal Reform Act” that would begin to address the fiscal solvency of the nation’s mail service. This piece of legislation begins the process of chipping away at insolvent federal programs and agencies and needs our support!
Burrus said of Issa: “Congressman Darrell Issa’s (R-CA) has added his negative voice to the debate about the future of the Postal Service and has introduced legislation that is typical of his success in leading the removal of the Governor of California, Gray Davis. The record shows that California state’s debt which was at issue in the recall effort has worsened, and he has surrendered the moral high ground with former Governor Schwarzenegger’s out of wedlock child. Issa now proposes to direct his talents by dismantling the Postal Service. I wonder how he would like it if postal employees were to picket every Post Office in his District to tell postal consumers that their Congressman wants to deny them mail service. These legislators who wish to dismantle equal access and good jobs to average citizens must be held accountable. It’s the Post Office today, Medicare tomorrow and Social Security next week.”
In 2009, Issa at a dinner hosted by NALC said: The sanctity of unions must be respected. Now in 2011 Issa is trying to invalidate union contracts. Issa also said : Non-postal employees cannot perform the work of postal workers with the same efficiency. I hope one day I will be as good as a Democrat to labor unions. Of course today Issa is singing a new anti-postal tune.
One reader implied that said Issa may not be able to pass a background check if he applied for employment with USPS. Of course Issa is not new to controversies or changing his stance when politically expedient to do so.
See videos of Issa addressing at NALC in 2009:
Issa addressing National Association of Postmasters in 2009: