Sen. Peters Introduces Bill to place moratorium on USPS closures, ensure permanent 6-day delivery

Senator Peters Introduces Bill Supporting Rural Mail Delivery Service Legislation Issues Two-Year Moratorium on Mail Processing Facility Closures, Ensures Permanent Six-Day Delivery, improve postal employees morale Tuesday, July 14, 2015 WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) today joined his colleagues in introducing legislation to improve rural mail service and delivery and provide protections for […]

APWU: Congress Fails to Act – Again

12/17/2014 – Before Congress adjourned on Dec. 16, senators and representatives approved a government spending bill that also weakens restrictions on the big banks that crashed the economy in 2008, allows mega-donors to make substantially bigger contributions to political candidates, and reduces pensions for some current retirees. But Congress fled the capital without addressing urgent […]

Postal Workers Cheer Postmaster General’s Resignation, Call for Moratorium on Closings

From: Portland Communities and Postal Workers United Immediate Release 11/14/14 Cheers went up from hundreds of postal workers today when the resignation of Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe was announced. The postal workers and their supporters rallied at Postal Service headquarters, site of a meeting of the Postal Board of Governors, and at 150 locations in […]

APWU: Reps. Cummings, Lynch Are Latest to Request Moratorium on USPS Service Cuts

11/12/2014 – Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD) and Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA) are the latest in a long list of members of Congress calling for a moratorium on reductions in postal service standards and the closure of mail processing plants. The congressmen urged leaders of the House Appropriators Committee to include language in a 2015 […]

NAPS Update: USPS Plant Moratorium Misses the Continuing Resolution Train

Hopes for a delay in the closure of 82 mail processing plants dimmed this week as Congressional lawmakers refrained from including the delay in a government catchall spending bill. House and Senate proponents of the one-year delay, however, refused to give up and remained optimistic about inclusion of the moratorium in the next government spending […]

House resolution ignores provision addressing USPS consolidation plan

A spending bill to keep government agencies open appears poised to clear Congress this week, though the final iteration of the measure remains unclear. Lawmakers in the House debated the continuing resolution, which would fund agencies and avoid a government shutdown until Dec. 11, at length on Tuesday, with members of both parties agreeing the […]

160 House Members Urge USPS Plant Closure Moratorium

A large body of Members of the House of Representatives — 160 strong — today called upon House appropriations leaders to include in the stopgap funding bill a one-year moratorium on the closure of the 82 mail processing facilities that are slated for consolidation by USPS, beginning January 2015. The 82 plants are located in […]

Carper, Coburn Call on Senate Appropriations Committee to Oppose Proposed Moratorium; Support Comprehensive Postal Reform

Sep 08 2014 – WASHINGTON – Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Ranking Member Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) sent a letter to Senate Appropriations Committee late Friday to caution the Members about implementing a moratorium on postal facility closures and urge support for the bipartisan, comprehensive the Postal Reform […]

Dear Colleague Letter Sent to All House Members Seeking Moratorium on Postal Closures

The primary message of an NPMHU-endorsed August 15, 2014 “Dear Colleague” letter by Congressman David Joyce sent to all House members is to Support the Preservation of First-Class Mail Delivery Standards. In response to the United States Postal Service’s plans to close 82 mail processing facilities throughout 37 states in January of 2015, Representative Joyce […]