We demand that new Postmaster General Must Support the Public Postal Service

December 15, 2019

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More than 230,000 postal workers, members of community organizations and allies across the country have signed a petition to protect our public postal service. APWU calls on all of our members to join. Sign and share the petition to make our voices heard – the U.S. Mail is Not for Sale.

Communities across the country are mobilizing
against the sell-off of our Postal Service

The petition campaign is in response to Postmaster General Megan Brennan’s announced retirement January 31. The Postal Service Board of Governors will appoint Brennan’s successor. That board’s majority was appointed by the very same administration that wants to privatize the USPS.

There is a serious concern that the Board of Governors will appoint a PMG that shares the Administration’s goal of cutting service and pushing forward the corporate sell-off agenda within the postal system. We can’t let that happen.

In June 2018, the White House Office of Management and Budget announced its reckless plan to privatize the Postal Service. Postal workers responded swiftly and earned massive bipartisan opposition to those plans in Congress. But the threat of privatization never went away and the selection of the next PMG is an important front in that struggle.

The Postmaster General has huge decision-making power at the USPS. Many private companies have long wanted to get their hands on the most profitable parts of our public Postal Service and a compliant Postmaster General could set the stage for them to take control.

The USPS is not only the source of good jobs for working people. It is the engine of our country’s e-commerce-driven growth, a community anchor and a link to the outside world for millions across the country. But it has also been hampered. Policymakers need to remove the unsustainable debt placed upon the USPS by Congress in 2006 and to expand its services for the commerce-driven economy of the 21st century.

It is up to us – the united voices of people across the country – to make a difference. Let us show our commitment to our public Postal Service.

The petition is being circulated by different members of a broad coalition of labor, community, faith and other groups.

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

Sign the petition to the Postal Service Board of Governors from U.S. Mail Not For Sale and A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service.

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