McCaskill, others request one-year moratorium on postal consolidation efforts

By Erin Ragan – April 14, 2015 U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill and others have asked a congressional subcommittee for time to pass federal legislation that could create efficiency for the financially ailing U.S. Postal Service. In a letter to leaders of the Senate’s Financial Services Appropriations Subcommittee dated March 27, McCaskill and fellow senators called…

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Sisters and Brothers: Please adapt this press release to your local circumstances and send it out to local media

For Immediate Release 15/1/15 – Contact: (xxxxx name, phone number, email) On January 5, 2015 Overnight Delivery of First Class Mail will end throughout the country: unless there is Congressional action, a ruling by the Postal Board of Governors, or PMG action to postpone the changes. xxxxxxxx Postal Mail Processing Center is slated for closure on…

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APWU: Congress Fails to Act – Again

APWU Web News Article 236-2014 12/17/2014 – Before Congress adjourned on Dec. 16, senators and representatives approved a government spending bill that also weakens restrictions on the big banks that crashed the economy in 2008, allows mega-donors to make substantially bigger contributions to political candidates, and reduces pensions for some current retirees. But Congress fled…

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NPMHU: Postal Unions and 21st Century Coalition Send Joint Letter to Key Senate Appropriators

On September 9, 2014, the NPMHU and its sister unions (APWU, NALC and NRLCA), along with a business coalition that employs over 7.5 million American workers in the mailing industry, wrote a joint letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee requesting that the Committee place language in the appropriations bill freezing for one year the USPS…

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United States Post Office: Senators Call for Moratorium on Facility Closures

A bipartisan group of 50 senators urged appropriators Thursday to include a provision in year-end, catchall spending legislation that would prevent the U.S. Post Office from closing more mail-processing facilities in the next fiscal year. “This one-year moratorium will give Congress the time it needs to enact the comprehensive postal reforms that are necessary for…

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