March 18, 2020
In a document to Senate Democratic leadership, NPMHU, along with NALC, NRLCA, and APWU, urged elected leaders to consider the impact of COVID-19 on the United States Postal Service. As the United States economy is experiencing historical losses, the unions reminded Congress, the Postal Service is a vital communications resource to every business and American household, and it generates $1.4 trillion in sales and employs 7.5 million Americans.
The unions called for:
- A public service appropriation that would provide $7.1 billion a year to the Postal Service for two years in order to combat the oncoming recession;
- The full repeal of the retiree healthcare mandate;
- Create jobs by issuing a one-time appropriation to fund the manufacturing of a new fleet of vehicles to replace 210,000 obsolete vehicles currently in use;
- Expand vote by mail and early voting options to ensure the democratic process is not interrupted this election year.
Postal Unions Urge Senate Leadership to Support the Postal Service