APWU Needs Your Help

The Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006 that helped manufacture a financial crisis at USPS was passed by Congress with only a voice vote. This was a plan that many believed would be the begin- ning of privatizing the Postal Service, not enhancing it. Looking at the plan, it utilized more contract drivers, caused massive downsizing of mail processing facilities, forced over a $5 billion annual payment to the Treasury each year and helped our competitors.

Between 2006 and 2012 the USPS downsized over 284 facilities by taking out their mail processing equip- ment. In 2012, management proposed an additional 82 facilities to consolidate, calling it Phase 2. Phase 2 could not be done without adversely affecting the transportation network and ending overnight delivery of first-class mail within a geographical area from the facility. Over 69 of the plants had their canceling ma- chines (AFCS) taken out, forcing the raw mail arriving to their facility to be transported by truck to another understaffed facility with minimal space that on aver- age is between 2-4 hours away. This caused further delays of that mail, and required the USPS to reduce the service standards in 2015.

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The first thing the new Postal Service taxpayer bailout bill needs to do is rid the USPS of the Union scum that is sucking the life out of the PostalService. The next step is for the USPS to purge the ignorant, inept management morons’ that have infected the institution and lead to a complete toxic work environment.