AS ALWAYS WE STAND TALL AND WE STAND STRONG,SO THAT WHATEVER ADVERSITIES
WE MIGHT FACE ON A DAILY BASIS, WILL NOT SWAY US AND WE WILL PREVAIL .......UNITED
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TO MAINTAIN 6 DAY DELIVERY AND ASK OTHERS TO DO SO ALSO
THIS SHOULD SCARE YOU TO DEATH:
AND HOPE ITS ENOUGH TO GET YOU TO WRITE YOUR CONGRESSMAN and let them know how important the postal service is and get things in the mail sream get creative keep yourselves employed :~)
EVERYTHING THAT THEIR LOOKING AT DIRECTLY AFFECTS YOUR JOB AND NEEDS TO BE TAKEN SERIUOSLY
President issues executive order to evaluate USPS finances
Today, President Trump issued an executive order (viewable here) to form a task force charged with evaluating the finances of the U.S. Postal Service including pricing, policies and workforce costs.
The task force has been instructed to regularly consult with the postmaster general and chair of the Postal Regulatory Commission, and will be comprised of department and agency heads or their designees, including chair of the task force Steven Mnuchin (Secretary of the Treasury), Mick Mulvaney (Director of the Office of Management and Budget), Jeff Pon (Director of the Office of Personnel Management) and any other department and agency head the chair may designate.
In a report due no later than Aug. 10, 2018, the task force will provide a “thorough evaluation of the operations and finance of the USPS, including:
- the expansion and pricing of the package delivery market and the USPS's role in competitive markets;
- the decline in mail volume and its implications for USPS self-financing and the USPS monopoly over letter delivery and mailboxes;
- the definition of the "universal service obligation" in light of changes in technology, e-commerce, marketing practices, and customer needs;
- the USPS role in the U.S. economy and in rural areas, communities, and small towns; and
- the state of the USPS business model, workforce, operations, costs, and pricing.”
Once the evaluation is completed, the task force will develop recommendations on administrative and legislative reforms to USPS. According to the executive order, recommendations will consider the views of the USPS workforce and industry.
“NALC is hopeful that the inclusion of the Postal Service workforce in this evaluation and report will provide NALC the opportunity to provide input throughout the process,” NALC President Fredric Rolando said.
“We know that 90 percent of the Postal Service’s losses are not due to improper pricing, but are the direct result of the 2006 congressional mandate to pre-fund retiree health benefits 75 years in advance – an onerous burden that no other private or public entity in America is required to carry. NALC looks forward to working with the administration and Congress to address this issue and to restore financial stability to the agency while protecting the employees and the universal network that is so critical to Americans and their businesses, large and small.”
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USPS solicits customers to change the mode of mail delivery:
Updated: NALC is aware of an effort by the Postal Service in different parts of the country to convince customers to agree to change their mode of delivery to cluster box or centralized delivery.
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Call the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121, ask to be connected to your House member, and then let your representative know you oppose the “Secure Delivery for America Act.”
Statement of Fredric V. Rolando, president of the National Association of Letter Carriers, on the Oversight and Government Reform Committee mark-up of the Secure Delivery for America Act of 2014:
The 275,000 members of the National Association of Letter Carriers, who live and work in every congressional District in America, call on the members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee (OGR) to vote “no” on the so-called Secure Delivery for America Act.
Rather than addressing the unreasonable financial mandates that Congress has imposed on the Postal Service, the committee is once again considering a bill that calls for unnecessary and counter-productive service reductions.
Forcing 15 million American households and businesses to give up door delivery in favor of remote cluster boxes or curb-line mailboxes is totally unacceptable. If passed, the bill would also impose a $1.1 billion cost on American households and businesses (or on the Postal Service through vouchers) to dismantle their own mailboxes and to install curb-line or cluster boxes.
Degrading the Postal Service’s invaluable last-mile network makes no sense, nor does it make business sense to sever the revenue-generating connection between letter carriers and their business customers. The Customer Connect program, through which letter carriers generate sales leads for Priority Mail and shipping services, has produced more than $2 billion in new annual income for the Postal Service. Without this personal contact, such leads cannot be developed.
The country and the Postal Service are finally recovering from the Great Recession, as booming e-commerce deliveries and rising direct-mail volumes offset reduced First Class Mail volumes.
Excluding the crushing and uniquely unfair burden to pre-fund future retiree health benefits decades in advance, the USPS is once again recording operating profits—$1 billion in the first half of Fiscal Year 2014.
Dismantling the now-profitable postal network would stop this turnaround in its tracks. Now is the time to enact sensible reforms that will reduce retiree health costs and permit needed investments that will allow the Postal Service to innovate and grow.
As always, NALC is committed to working with both parties in Congress to discuss real reform
that will strengthen the Postal Service to meet the needs of the 21st century.
- See more at: http://www.postal-reporter.com/blog/nalc-urges-committee-to-vote-no-on-phase-out-of-door-delivery/#sthash.U0sfPTnN.dpuf
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Stop the slow down of the mail to the American people caused by the closure
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Restore hours of operation to rural post offices, stations and branches.
Allow the USPS to return to hiring veterans with and without disabilities.
Maintain six day curb side/ house to house delivery.
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The first of two hearings have been held on Senate postal bill, S. 1486,
President Rolando testified at the 2nd hearing, and pointed out then that, without pre-funding, the Postal Service would have realized a $660 million profit so far this fiscal year, thanks largely to increases in package delivery. The president also reminded senators just how unfair pre-funding is, since no other government agency or private enterprise is required to pre-fund the health benefits of future retirees.
So please call both of your senators and tell them to oppose S. 1486:
Sen. John Cornyn(202) 224-2934Sen. Ted Cruz(202) 224-5922
The NALC fully supports Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) S. 316, legislation that includes all of the key provisions necessary to return the Postal Service to financial health in both the short and long terms, while preserving its vital networks, high-quality service standards and solid middle-class jobs.
There is a petition on the nalc.org website that asks the President to support S 316 and HR 360.
This legislation is important to get the President on board with what we support
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