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

October 17, 2019

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The American Postal Workers Union joins the country in mourning the death of Representative Elijah Cummings (D-MD-7), chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. The Oversight and Government Reform Committee is the main committee that handles postal and postal worker issues.

"We extend our deep condolences to Representative Cummings' family, his colleagues, staff and his constituents," said President Mark Dimondstein. “His dynamic leadership will be very much missed.”

"Chairman Cummings was a strong advocate for a public Postal Service and the rights of postal workers and other federal employees,” said Legislative & Political Director Judy Beard. “His tireless advocacy for civil rights and worker rights has been instrumental and his legacy is a reminder to us to continue our fight for economic and social justice.”

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