Briefing: Why We Need the Postal Service

August 7, 2020

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Watch: Why We Need the Postal Service

The U.S. Postal Service has long been an important source of decent jobs, particularly for people of color, who make up 40 percent of their workforce. In the current crisis, postal workers are playing a particularly vital role in our nation’s economic and public health as they strain to meet the surge in demand for package deliveries. At the same time, mail volume has plummeted as a result of the crisis. Without emergency relief, the Postal Service is facing a real threat of bankruptcy. This webinar explained why we need to save the Postal Service from this immediate threat — and support innovations like postal banking that will make USPS an even greater public asset for generations to come.

  • Judy Beard, Legislative and Political Director, American Postal Workers Union
  • Scott Klinger, Jobs with Justice
  • Sarah Anderson, Institute for Policy Studies

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