APWU Launches Phase 2 Of Television Ad Campaign

The APWU has launched Phase 2 of its television ad campaign, in conjunction with the National Association of Letter Carriers and the National Postal Mail Handlers Union, APWU President Cliff Guffey announced. Spots will air on CNN, MSNBC, and FOX News. The ad will run for approximately two months.

APWU Televison Ad

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This APWU TV ad will air on CNN, MSNBC and Fox.

The ad is designed to explain – in just 30 seconds – the true cause of the Postal Service’s financial crisis.“The Postal Service has been recording financial losses, but not for the reasons you might think,” the ad says. It quickly identifies the problem – a 2006 law that imposes a $5 billion annual burden on the Postal Service that no other agency or company bears. At the same time, the Postal Service is forced to overpay billions more into federal accounts, it says.

The ad concludes with a simple message, “Congress created this problem, and Congress can fix it.”

“The USPS’s difficulties have gotten the attention of legislators and the news media,” Guffey said. “But, unfortunately, the cause of the problem is frequently misunderstood. It is crucial that we tell the real story.”

The ad is intended to help win support for legislation that would address the Postal Service’s crisis. H.R. 1351, which was introduced by Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA), would do that, Guffey said, without cutting pay, reducing benefits, eliminating collective bargaining rights, or slashing service. It has more than 200 co-sponsors.

However, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, has blocked consideration of H.R. 1351. Instead, he introduced H.R. 2309, which would be devastating for the Postal Service, the American people, and postal employees, Guffey said. Rep. Issa’s bill would order $1 billion worth of post office closures in the first year and $1 billion worth of facility closures in the second year. It also would empower a board to unilaterally cut wages, abolish benefits, and end protection against layoffs.

In addition to the ad campaign, the postal unions have joined forces in an effort to Save America’s Postal Service. Rallies are set for Sept. 27 in every congressional district. For more information, visit www.apwu.org or SaveAmericasPostalService.org.

3 thoughts on “APWU Launches Phase 2 Of Television Ad Campaign

  1. So what is the tab for these 30 second prime-time commercials Goofey? How much of the union members dues was spent for this last-ditch effort at self preservation? Face it – the public at large doesn’t give a fat rats ass about what the agency pays out that other agencies don’t! Your members don ‘t seem to give a damn about your commercials andf their money going to pay for them. Your members are more concerned with stewards that file grievances for a living while they (the members) are required to toil on the workroom floor. Your members give a damn about junior employees (stewards) that are protected against lay-offs and excessing while senior members (including armed forces veterans) are exposed to excessing and lay-offs. Your members used to think that unions were about seniority, however this does not seem to apply to their ranks. The membership sees why some of these so-called representatives become stewards…and it ain’t to protect anyone’s rights other than themselves. APWU (being a bottom up political organization) will never ever tell their stewards or officials that they have to be on the floor working when not filing their frivolous complaints. Where’s your buddy Insane Osama Bin-Barak? Buckle your seat belts folks…here come the end to Saturday delivery and commencement of layoffs! Your union won’t save you and neither will Terry and his BS deflection techniques! Prepare for the end of IPDC & SBPDC!

  2. the ad is alright, but i wish the unions would spend their money on ads that inform the public and business about the service reduction donahoe’s plan and the issa/ross h. r. 2309 will mandate. and also point out that many of the service cuts that donahoe has already made have BEEN RESPONSIBLE FOR A LOT OF THE DECLINE IN FIRST CLASS MAIL. i’m talking about things like cutting window hours, closing facilities all together and removing the convenience of stamp vending machines from postal lobbies. these have all sent our customers to alternative methods to do business. donahoe always whine about the decline in first-class mail when he is trying to institute policies that screw over employees or screw over customer service. ironically, his knucklehead policies are responsible for a lot of the decline! there will be no more overnight delivery
    of any mail. service must be degraded for donahoe’s (issa/ross) scheme
    to work. the unions need to inform every citizen and business that their mail delivery will be delayed by at least one day and using the service will become more difficult if donhoe and his pals issa/ross get their way. if the public and business community dosen’t care about the reduction of service or the reduction of a lot of good paying jobs from their local communities then we are screwed.

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