U.S. Postal Unions Unite to Combat 'Unprecedented Attack' on USPS
The National Association of Letter Carriers, the American Postal Workers Union, the National Postal Mailhandlers and the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association issued a proclamation earlier this month forming a “Postal Union Alliance.”
The proclamation stated that USPS was under “unprecedented attack” from a crisis it claimed was manufactured by the US Congress—a reference to the Congressionally-mandated payments USPS must make to the federal government to cover liabilities such as future retiree healthcare benefits.
Together, the unions said they would push for the protection of six-day-per-week mail delivery, the restoration of mail service standards and mail processing facilities and the provision of