Postal Employees Should Delay Retirement Until Passage of Postal Reform Bill

All APWU represented employees who are retirement eligible should consider delaying their retirement until the Postal Reform efforts have been concluded. Each of the legislative initiatives (Issa – Carper – Obama) includes the return of the $7 billion overpayment with authorization to use it for retirement incentives. Retroactivity is probably unachievable so to secure eligibility, […]

Senators Urge Senate Leadership to Consider Rural Communities in Postal Service Reforms

From the Office of Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO): November 7, 2011 Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet, along with Senators Tim Johnson (D-SD) and Kent Conrad (D-ND), are urging Senate committee leaders to consider Western states and rural communities when exploring potential reforms to the U.S. Postal Service. “We think a long-term viable postal service […]

Flashback: Congress Says 2006 Postal Reform Bill Will Make USPS Viable for 21st Century

Are we in the 22nd Century yet? On December 20, 2006, the “Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006” was passed in both House and Senate (Darrell Issa was there at the time). This legislation was supposed to “modernize the United States Postal Service and make it  viable for the 21st century. The legislation, the […]

Senator McCain Introduces Companion Legislation To Issa-Ross Postal Reform Bill

Washington, D.C. ­– U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) today introduced the Postal Reform Act of 2011, a bill to restore the financial health and long-term viability of the United States Postal Service.  The Postal Service is expected to end this fiscal year with a $10 billion loss, and by its own estimates faces a shortfall […]

Congressman Connolly’s Statement On Legislation to Dismantle the Postal Service

Sep 21 2011- Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) today delivered the following statement at the House Oversight and Government Reform Hearing on Chairman Darrel Issa’s legislation to dismantle the U.S. Postal Service. The Postal Service is enshrined in Article 1 of the Constitution. It is the lifeblood of rural communities across America and a $1 trillion […]

Highlights of the Issa-Ross Postal Reform Act

WASHINGTON- Today the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, the U.S. Postal Service, and Labor Policy reported out on a 8-5 vote HR 2309, the Issa-Ross Postal Reform Act of 2011, with changes that bring the total mandatory minimum savings for USPS in the bill to $10.7 billion annually. The bill will […]

Issa’s Postal Reform Bill Hidden Agenda

The postal reform bill (H.R. 2309) introduced last month by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) has a hidden agenda, according to an analysis by the Center for American Progress (CAP): To eliminate collective bargaining for postal employees. “The bill closely follows the strategy of Republican governors who are using budget problems to attack collective bargaining rights […]

NAPS: Issa’s Postal Bill Would Worsen USPS Financial Condition

“Mr. Issa’s legislation also falls short in failing to authorize new avenues of commerce for the Postal Service as part of a broader, realistic business model for the 21st century.” Statement by National Association of Postal Supervisors (NAPS) President Louis Atkins on Postal Reform Legislation: June 30, 2011 The sweeping legislation proposed by Congressman Darrell […]

Video: Issa-The Sanctity Of Unions Must Be Respected

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 […]