Senate Expected to Resume
Consideration of Postal Bill
APWU Web News Article 38-2012, April 18, 2012
The Senate is expected to resume consideration of a revised version of S. 1789 [PDF], the 21st Century Postal Service Act, with proceedings broadcast and Webcast live on C-SPAN. Consideration of the bill began on April 17, and is expected to last several days.
“We are analyzing the new provisions carefully and will comment once we have completed our review,” said APWU President Cliff Guffey. The APWU denounced the original version of the bill, saying it would lead to degradation of service and the closure of hundreds of mail processing centers and thousands of post offices.
“APWU members have done an outstanding job of letting their senators know where we stand,” Guffey said. “Continued vigilance is needed as the bill proceeds through the Senate.”
After the Senate votes on the measure, action is expected to move to the House of Representatives, said Myke Reid, APWU Legislative and Political Director. “APWU will have to pay close attention and remain active as the House considers postal reform legislation,” he said.
Click here [PDF] to read a section-by-section summary of the revised bill.