Stop the Postal Sell-off: Say NO to a Privatizer as the Postmaster General

Sign the petition to the Postal Service Board of Governors

In July 2018 the White House announced proposals to privatize the Postal Service. Now Postmaster General Megan Brennan has announced her departure as Postmaster General in January 2020.

The Postmaster General has wide powers to shape the mission of USPS and there is a real risk that Brennan’s successor could hand over parts of the service to private, profit-making corporations and prepare it for a wholesale sell-off.

The people will rightly expect a new Postmaster General who will uphold the Postal Service’s public mission and will work to preserve and enhance our national treasure.

Download a PDF version of the petition here.

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The Legislative and Political Department helps advance the union's cause on Capitol Hill and keeps the APWU members informed about important issues and legislative developments. Working with the union's president, we are the APWU's eyes, ears, and voice in Washington, DC.

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November 18, 2019

Arbitration Hearings and Testimony Conclude

The American Postal Workers Union and United States Postal Service management conducted a final three-day session of...

October 29, 2019

Motor Vehicle Service and Retirees' General Sessions take place on Tuesday at All-Craft Conference

On Tuesday, October 29, the All-Craft Conference continued into its third day. Motor Vehicle Service Craft and Retirees...

October 27, 2019

APWU members educate, engage, activate and build power at Legislative Political Conference

On Sunday, October 27, the All-Craft Conference continued as the APWU held its second Legislative & Political...

October 17, 2019

House Representative Elijah Cummings, Champion for Postal Workers, Dies at 68

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Success During Summer Session

(This article first appeared in the September/October 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)

H.R. 2382 Obtains Majority of Cosponsors

The USPS Fairness Act, H.R. 2382, reached a bi-partisan majority of cosponsors on Aug. 16. If signed into law, H.R. 2382 would repeal the mandate requiring the Postal Service to prefund its retiree health care benefits 75 years in advance – an unfair burden that is responsible for 100 percent of the Postal Service’s net losses since 2013. This critical milestone was achieved because of a successful, call-in day of action by APWU members.

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Rep. Brenda Lawrence Stands Up for Postal Workers!

"So how did you come up with this recommendation or plan on privatizing the Postal Service - Keeping in mind that the Postal Service does not fund itself with taxpayers dollars. It funds itself based on the sale of their products, in addition to that it, operates under a directive of the Constitution? So how did you come up with a plan to privatize it when you have not engaged the organization...this is a very severe recommendation. It's very high level to say 'I'ma privatize' and then actually put it on the selling block for the highest bidder...This body who has the legislative responsibility based on the people who voted us here, I would hope every single one of us will stand up and have the political courage to say...this is not professional and it looks political and unacceptable."

We Deliver Almost Anything

The public Postal Service will take almost anything, but doesn't take any taxpayer dollars! Spread the word!

The USPS operates with ZERO tax dollars! Learn more at usmailnotforsale.org.

The United States Postal Service - Keep It. It's yours!

If the U.S. Postal Service is sold to private corporations, you won’t get your mail every day – maybe only every third day – and you will pay more for mail services. Learn more about the White House's proposal to sell the postal service at: usmailnotforsale.org.

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