NRLCA: Postal Unions Unite in Historic Agreement to Protect America's Postal Service

On March 10, 2014 an historic agreement was signed by the Postal Union Presidents representing the Rural Letter Carriers, Mail Handlers, American Postal Workers, and City Letter Carriers. The purpose of the agreement is to show our solidarity, and to protect the invaluable institution that is the United States Postal Service. We call upon our members, and the American Public to join with us in this important endeavor.

We stand for a public Postal Service, enhancement and expansion of service and protection of good union jobs in our communities. We stand with the people of our country in defense of their right to a universal postal service operated in the public interest.

We commit to work together to:

Maintain six-day and home delivery.

Protect and restore service standards and mail processing facilities.

Maintain full-time, full-service public post offices in every community.

Oppose the subcontracting of work and privatization of services.

Expand postal services to include basic banking, notary, check-cashing and other services.

End the corporate welfare of excessive pre-sort discounts.

Form a common front in the fight for genuine postal reform legislation.

Organize joint actions and speak in a united voice.

Unite with other labor unions in defense of the rights of postal workers and all workers.

Encourage joint efforts of our union members at the local level.

Support maximum cooperation in the next round of contract negotiations.

Build an alliance with the American people in defense of the public postal service

See the document here

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Sounds great but let’s expand some more income producers: Allow the USPS to carry wine, beer, spirits, firearms and lottery tickets. Next, a what about eliminating non-profit mail? What if the USPS elevated all that NP mail to regular Standard Mail? (Check out the piece price differential and see what we are losing! This will be opposed by churches, unions and political parties.) Last time I checked neither UPS nor FEDEX granted NP rates.)