Sisters and Brothers,
Support for postal workers in moving forward in both the House and the Senate.
In the Senate, senator Bernie Sanders from Vermont, using the rare open amendment process allowed for the Key Stone Pipeline Bill, has sponsored an amendment that would restore July,1 2012 service standards and place a moratorium on USPS mail processing facility closures for two years. Currently a dozen senators have already signed on in support of the amendment. The APWU opposes the Key Stone Pipeline Bill, but fully supports the efforts of our friends in the Senate to restore service to America and stop the cannibalization of the postal service. There is still time to get your senator on board. Senators so far supporting are: Sens. Jon Tester (D-MT), Edward Markey (D-MA), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Al Franken (D-MN), Tom Udall (D-NM), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chris Murphy (D-CT.), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Ron Wyden (D-OR).
In response to the disastrous decision by the USPS to slow the mail and slash service standards on January 5th2015, Reps. Dave McKinley (R-WV-03) and Paul Tonko (D-NY-21) today introduced House Resolution 54, also known as H.Res. 54.  H.Res. 54 expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that the USPS should take all appropriate measures to restore service standards in effect as of July 1, 2012. Any help that you can be in getting members of Congress to sign on to this bipartisan resolution and to educate the membership is greatly appreciated.
The following House members are the initial cosponsors prior to it being introduced.
  • Rep. Don Young (R-AK)
  • Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH)
  • Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA)
  • Rep. Richard Nolan (D-MN)
  • Rep. David Joyce (R-OH)
  • Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-CA)
To see if your member is already a co-sponsor, click here.
To look up your House member by your address, click here.
Thank you for all you do on behalf of the membership. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call.
Sonia Canchola,
President APWU California Area Local 

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