USPS Board of Governors nominee is former Mitt Romney adviser, pushed for privatizing Amtrak

Last week NALC reported that “Another Postal Board of Governors nomination announced.” The White House nominated Jeffrey A. Rosen to become a member of the Postal Service Board of Governors to serve a term expiring on Dec. 8, 2021. Surprisingly, not one  media outlet mentioned Mr. Rosen’s background (after this post is published watch for […]

Don’t Put Privatizer And Payday Lender Lobbyist On The USPS Board of Governors

With corporate-conservative calls for full or partial privatization of the United States Postal Service (USPS) escalating, groups are sounding the alarm about new nominees to the USPS Board of Governors. The Senate is scheduled soon to consider the nominations of Mickey D. Barnett, James C. Miller III and two other nominees. Miller is a notorious […]

USPS: “Claims of privatization are false and misleading”

7/20/15 – USPS released the following statement regarding “Providing convenient customer access to postal products and services” and privatizing the Postal Service: The Postal Service remains committed to providing convenient customer access to postal products and services. Claims of privatization are false and misleading. We have no interest in privatizing the Postal Service. We are […]

TISA: Another Secret Trade Deal Threatens Public Postal Service, Workers

June 23, 2015  The Senate on Tuesday voted to advance President Obama’s trade agenda, approving a measure to end debate on fast-track authority. The 60-37 motion sets up a vote on final passage on Wednesday. If the Senate approves fast-track or trade promotion authority (TPA), it would then be sent to Obama’s desk to become […]

APWU: Workers, Environmentalists, Progressives Score Win – House Rejects Bad Trade Deal

06/12/2015 – Workers, environmentalists and other progressives won a major victory on June 12 when a bipartisan coalition of House members torpedoed a trade bill backed by the White House. The labor movement and others mounted a major campaign to defeat “fast tracking” of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), which has been negotiated in secret […]

Postal Unions Urge Congress to Reject Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) Legislation

From National Postal Mail Handlers Union (NPMHU) (June 10, 2015) In a joint letter, Presidents of the NPMHU, APWU and NALC express unified opposition to the “fast Track” bill now before the Congress. The letter reads in part, “We have urged you to end the undemocratic practice of voting on Trade Promotion Authority before the […]

Senator McCaskill: If USPS is privatized Rural America will pay a very heavy price

McCaskill: Postal Service ‘ essential to rural America’ Washington D.C. – U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill used a Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee meeting to discuss the urgent need for reforms to the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to help protect delivery service for Missourians in rural communities. “Speaking on behalf of hundreds of thousands of […]

Protesters storm Staples store, demand an end to postal contract

12.14.14 Dozens of protesters picketed a local Staples office supply store today, marching through the store chanting “the U.S. mail is not for sale” and “postal Staples has got to go” to demonstrate their grievances. The store manager refused to accept a petition signed by 1,500 Portland residents concerned about privatization of their postal services. […]

Congress Could Soon Deliver the Postal Service Its Biggest Blow Yet

Does this postal chairman’s lobbying history pose a conflict of interest? The U.S. Postal Service has the potential to earn billions of dollars a year by entering the payday-loan business, but former banking lobbyist Mickey Barnett could block its path. Barnett now chairs the USPS Board of Governors. Previously, he represented the interests of payday lenders, who stand to lose out […]