MINNEAPOLIS - Unions representing postal employees and supporters of universal, six-day service will hold demonstrations over the next week as Congress considers legislation that would dismantle the world’s best postal system.
logo for The National Association of Letters Carriers plans scores of demonstrations across the country on Thursday, including four in Minnesota. The American Postal Workers Union and National Postal Mail Handlers Union plan to leaflet post offices on April 17, the deadline for filing federal income tax returns.
Members of all the unions, as well as supporters of the Postal Service, have been communicating with their representatives in Congress over the Easter recess. When lawmakers return to Washington, they are expected to consider Senate File 1789, which would hurt the Postal Service by:
• Putting an end to six-day mail delivery in two years.
• Phasing out door-to-door mail delivery.
• Failing to fully address the Postal Service’s pension pre-funding requirement, which has created an artificial fiscal crisis.
• Not addressing the overpayment into the Civil Service Retirement System.