Published: July 2015

Taking a stand for prompt, reliable mail service

Coalition: A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service

54 organizations concerned with protecting prompt, reliable mail service, wrote Congress asking representatives to co-sponsor two bipartisan resolutions to protect and strengthen the United States Postal Service. Recent cuts to service provide little to no savings, are counterproductive, and are in opposition to the mission of the institution. Delayed or unreliable service drives away frustrated customers and businesses that are spending the same and getting less service, and leads to decreased revenue.

Every day, the United States Postal Service provides affordable, universal mail service to all—without using taxpayer dollars for its operation. Americans have come to expect great, public postal services, but this has been threatened by postal management’s own decision to lessen service standards and their continued desire to end Saturday mail delivery. Because of these service standard changes, overnight mail delivery has been virtually eliminated, and all mail across the country has been delayed. Initially, postal executives downplayed the scope of the changes and the effects they would have, but homes and businesses around the country felt these cuts immediately.

The coalition urges Congress to support and co-sponsor H.R. 54 and H.R.12 and revert to the Postal Service standards the public expects and deserves. Dwindling mail service is a pathway to privatization, which is deeply troubling to our coalition of 90+ signatories and the communities they represent. Our Postal Service is a public good that’s vital to strong, healthy communities and to commerce.

Other Organizations

9 to 5 | AFSCME | Amalgamated Transit Union | American Federation of Government Employees | American Federation of School Administrators | American Postal Workers Union | Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, AFL-CIO | Big Apple Coffee Party | Black Women’s Roundtable | Campaign for America’s Future | Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good | Center for Community Change Action | Center for Effective Government | Center for Rural Affairs | Center for Study of Responsive Law | Citizens for an Engaged Electorate | Coalition of Black Trade Unionists | Coalition of Labor Union Women | Communications Workers of America | Communities and Postal Workers United | Consumer Action | Farm Aid | Greenpeace USA | Hightower Lowdown | In the Public Interest | International Association of Fire Fighters | Jewish Labor Committee | Jobs With Justice | Labor Campaign for Single Payer | National Association of Letter Carriers | National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association | NARFE - Sierra County Chapter #1341 | National Alliance of Postal & Federal Employees | National Association of Postal Supervisors | National Coalition on Black Civic Participation | National Consumers League | National Council of Churches | National Organization of Women | National People’s Action | National Writers Union – Tucson Chapter | New Hampshire Alliance for Retired Americans | New Progressive Alliance | Northwest Oregon Labor Council | People Demanding Action | People for the American Way | Popular Resistance | Pride at Work | Public Citizen | South Carolina Progressive Network | South Dakota Farmers Union | United Students Against Sweatshops | USAction | Vote Vets Action Fund | Working America, Community Affiliate of the AFL-CIO

More Information

For more information, please visit A Grand Alliance.

To view the coalition's letter to Congress, please click here.

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