NALC: Obama’s Budget Proposal To End Saturday delivery is counter-productive

Obama’s FY2013 budget calls for eliminating a day of delivery starting in January Feb. 13, 2012 — President Barack Obama today released his budget for Fiscal Year 2013. Of specific concern is the call for giving the USPS the authority to reduce mail delivery service from six days a week to five as soon as […]

America’s message to Congress: We want first-rate mail delivery service, six days a week

Yesterday, NALC President Fredric Rolando formally welcomed members of both chambers of Congress back to Washington for the second session of the 112th Congress. Both the House and Senate have legislation pending before them that could shape the future of the United States Postal Service. The American people want Congress to take action to save […]

Letter and Rural Carriers Collect One Million Signatures to Save 6-Day Delivery

In October, members of the National Association of Letter Carriers and the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association were asked to collect signatures in support of protecting the future of the United States Postal Service—and you have delivered. From active and retired letter carriers, from big cities to small towns, more than 1 million signatures have […]

NALC Video Ad: Letter Carrier veterans—Their service never ended

Neither should yours. About one-quarter of letter carriers have served in the military. Your carrier might be one of them. Of the 280,000 members of the National Association of Letter Carriers, about 70,000 are veterans of the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines or Coast Guard, including recent service in Iraq and Afghanistan. This Veterans Day, […]

Republican Congressman Re-Introduces Resolution to Continue 6-Day Delivery

Congressman Samuel Graves (R-MO) re-introduced a resolution yesterday calling for the continuation of 6-day delivery. Rep Graves introduced the same resolution , H. Res 173, in February 2009  to continue 6-day delivery. Although adoption of the measure would not create new law, it would send a strong signal that lawmakers oppose the elimination of Saturday […]

AFL-CIO Adopts Resolution To Save Saturday Mail Service

APWU Web News Article 079-2010, Aug. 5, 2010 The AFL-CIO adopted a resolution written by the APWU in support of retaining six-day mail delivery at its Aug. 4 Executive Council meeting. The motion to adopt the resolution expresses the labor movement’s opposition to the USPS proposal to eliminate Saturday delivery. APWU President William Burrus urged […]

PMG Potter’s Response To White House On Pilot Test For Five-Day Delivery

Excerpts from PMG John Potter letter regarding Pilot test on Five-Day Delivery: From an operational standpoint a pilot test conducted on a regional basis would increase some of our costs in the short term. For example, we either would have to make manual changes to mail processing sorting schemes and payroll or utilize information technology […]

Black Postal Workers Brace For Proposed Cuts

From National Public Radio: For decades, the U.S. Postal Service has provided many communities of color with a reliable career option with steady benefits. But proposed budget and service cuts — including eliminating Saturday deliveries — threaten the livelihoods of many career postal workers. To get a sense of how communities of color will be […]

City Carrier Work Years and Workhours, by Employee Type FY 2009

The Postal Regulatory Commision requested that USPS provide the following: For each of the city carrier employee types indicated in Attachment 1 of USPS-T-7, please provide the distribution of total city carrier work years, indicated in the third column of the first table, by day of the week, for FY 2009. Here are the charts: […]