AFL-CIO Adopts Resolution To Save Saturday Mail Service

APWU Web News Article 079-2010, Aug. 5, 2010

The AFL-CIO adopted a resolution written by the APWU in support of retaining six-day mail delivery at its Aug. 4 Executive Council meeting. The motion to adopt the resolution expresses the labor movement’s opposition to the USPS proposal to eliminate Saturday delivery.

APWU President William Burrus urged the Executive Council to endorse the resolution and to go on record as “supporting the preservation of six days of postal services per week.”

“Denying Americans six days of mail delivery will weaken their confidence in the [Postal Service’s] ability to meet their personal and business needs and lead to the ultimate demise of this important government service,” the resolution states.

The motion to Save Saturday Servicewas unanimously adopted by the council, which is comprised of leaders from the 56 labor unions governed by the AFL-CIO.

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