A bill that would destroy the Postal Service as we know it was approved by a key congressional committee on Oct. 13, and could come up for a vote in the full House at any time. It is urgent that APWU members ask their legislators to vote no on H.R. 2309.
To help APWU members send the message to Congress, the union will be mailing a brochure to every union member’s home in the coming days. President Cliff Guffey is asking union members to sign the postcard included in the brochure and mail it to their legislators.
H.R. 2309 is the postal bill introduced by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Rep. Dennis Ross (R-FL) that would require the USPS to make $3 billion worth of cuts in post offices and mail processing facilities within two years.
The legislation also would prohibit postal unions and management from negotiating restrictions on layoffs, and it would empower an appointed “solvency authority” to unilaterally cut wages and benefits.
“This bill would severely damage the Postal Service and harm service. In addition, it would take a devastating toll on postal workers,” Guffey said.
“It is absolutely essential that we make our voices heard,” he said. Every APWU member is urged to take immediate action to stop H.R. 2309 — or any similar bill from becoming law.