The following alert was released by Omar M. Gonzalez, APWU Western Region Coordinator:
FIGHT THE PMG’S QUEST TO UNDERMINE SERVICE TODAY!
The Postmaster General’s dastardly plan to close mail processing plants and postal facilities REQUIRES him to change service standards.
Management is “selling” these proposed changes as a good thing. But the documentation required and posted in the Federal Register clearly reveals the impact: [Federal Registry/Vol 76. No. 183 ]
• Currently 41.5 percent of 1st class mail under the current service standard is delivered in 1 day.
• Under the PROPOSED change of the PMG the percentage of 1st class mail that will be delivered in 1 day = 0
• Currently 26% of 1st class mail is delivered in 2 days.
• Under the PMG’s proposed change 2nd day delivery will increase to 50.6%
• 3 day delivery will jump to 49%
IN ADDITION the Federal Register posting by USPS shows more negative impacts:
• Drop shipment locations availability would require changes to mailer transportation adding costs to regional and local mailers.
• Prices will change for commercial mailers who use zone-based pricing if locations are changed leliminated and the nearest available locations are within different 3-digit ZIP codes.
• Retail 1st class mail customers would not have their mail picked up from collections in time for processing at locations for same day processing even if deposited before 8 a.m ..
There is much more impact including total elimination of manual sortation, night differential and even to a degree Sunday premium. AND of course closing of postal facilities
throughout the USPS disrupting your livelihood and exposing you to layoff !
WHAT CAN YOU DO? Write your disagreement with changing service standards to:
Manager Industry Engagement & Out Reach USPS
475 L ‘Enfant Plaza SW Rm 4617
Washington, DC 20260
or email to firstname.lastname@example.org DO SO BY OCT 21, 2011
PLEASE HELP ! TAKE ACTION TODA Y AND GET OTHERS TO DO SO ASAP!!
Federal Register notice:
SUMMARY: The Postal Service seeks public comment on a proposal to revise the service standard regulations contained in 39 CFR part 121. Among other things, the proposal involves eliminating the expectation of overnight service for First-Class Mail and Periodicals, and, for each of these classes, narrowing the two-day delivery range and enlarging the three-day delivery range. One major effect of the proposal would be to facilitate a significant consolidation of the Postal Service’s processing and transportation networks.
DATES: Comments must be received on or before October 21, 2011.
ADDRESSES: Written comments should be mailed to Manager, Industry Engagement and Outreach, United States Postal Service, 475 L’Enfant Plaza SW, Room 4617, Washington DC 20260. Comments also may be transmitted via e-mail to email@example.com. Copies of all comments will be available for inspection and photocopying at the Postal Service Headquarters Library, 475 LEnfant Plaza SW, 11th Floor North, Washington DC 20260, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Anthony Frost, Industry Engagement and Outreach, 202-268-8093; or Emily Rosenberg, Network Analytics, 202-268-5585.