APWU Web News Article 107-2012, Sept. 18, 2012

Watch Your Mail, Tell Board of Governors:
Honor the Contract; Join the Fight to Save the USPS

APWU members have begun receiving brochures that include a tear-off card to mail to the chairman of the USPS Board of Governors, calling on him to instruct the Postmaster General to:

  • Adhere to the Collective Bargaining Agreement and
  • Work with the postal unions – which represent hundreds of thousands of dedicated postal employees – to Save America’s Postal Service.

Union members, retirees, friends and supporters are being asked to fill out the card, sign it, affix a stamp and send it in. The mailing is the result of a resolution adopted by delegates to the union’s National Convention in August.

“The Board of Governors sets policy for the USPS,” said APWU President Cliff Guffey. “We want postal employees and supporters to let the board know that we intend to fight to preserve the Postal Service – and we want the board and the Postal Service’s top executives to join the battle.

“They must abandon the policy of dismantling the postal network and slashing service,” he added. “That strategy is doomed to fail. It will drive away customers, weaken communities, and kill jobs,” he said.

“Management’s failure to implement the terms of the contract is inexcusable,” Guffey continued. “We should be working together to save the institution we love and that America needs,” he said. “I urge all members to make their voices heard.”