In every Congressional District across America, Postal Service unionists are organizing rallies to be held on Tuesday, September 27, 2011.
The U.S. Postmaster General is calling for a draconian restructuring plan that would result in the elimination of more than 100,000 postal workers’ jobs and the shutdown of over 3,000 local post offices. The plan also guts the collective bargaining rights of postal employees by redefining their retirement and health care benefit plans.
The IAM is joining with the National Association of Letter Carriers, the American Postal Workers Union, the National Postal Mailhandlers Union and the National Rural Letter Carriers Association in supporting the rallies and calling for the passage of H.R. 1351, the United States Postal Service Pension Obligation Recalculation and Restoration Act of 2011.
This bill will address the financial concerns of the post office in a responsible manner without eliminating jobs and services to the American public. H.R. 1351 is NOT a bailout and would not cost the citizens of the United States a single penny in taxes.
The IAM hopes all members who appreciate the hard work of their brothers and sisters in the postal service will support them by attending the rallies on Tuesday, September 27. Bring some friends who rely on the USPS. Let your voice be heard.