Web News Article #: 076-2015
04/06/2015 – On April 15, APWU members will greet last-minute tax filers and reporters at post offices around the country with a message many of them haven’t heard before: The Postal Service gets zero tax dollars.
“Tax day is a good time to inform the public about this little-known fact,” said APWU President Mark Dimondstein. “It also presents a great opportunity to point out that many of our contract demands coincide with our customers’ desire for improved postal services.”
We will let the people know that in bargaining with the Postal Service, the APWU is demanding that management:
- Reverse the reduction in service standards implemented on Jan. 5, which is causing massive delays in mail delivery;
- Stop the closure and consolidation of mail processing centers, which would delay mail delivery even further, and
- Provide customers with expanded hours of service, shorter wait times in line, and new services – such as non-profit postal banking.
On tax day, APWU members will pass out flyers urging customers to call members of Congress with messages of support. It will mark the beginning of a month-long campaign to win support for the union’s objectives: Good Postal Service! Good Jobs! Good Contract!
Contact your local or state president, Contract Action Team (CAT) leader, or retiree chapter president to find out about events in your area.