The Postal Service is at a critical juncture. In the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) Act passed on March 27, Congress only included $10 billion in borrowing authority for the USPS to cover operating expenses and other costs incurred. The $10 billion loan will only be offered if undisclosed conditions are met and many news outlets report that the Treasury is using the credit line as leverage to force massive price increases on competitive products and to interfere with postal union collective bargaining efforts. This will be especially damaging to small businesses and Americans in rural areas.
Without a proper stimulus package—something that was freely given to many corporations—the Postal Service will likely run out of money by September. The NRLCA stands united with the other major postal unions in asking for at least $25 billion in stimulus funding to make up for losses brought on by this crisis.
We need your help. It is vital that you ask your members of Congress to do everything they can to ensure the Postal Service does not fail. Tell them that the Postal Service is crucial to fighting the pandemic by delivering critical medications, testing kits, and other necessities to Americans across the country.
Please help your fellow Americans by calling your members of Congress and passing this message to everyone you know.
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