Postal Unions respond to the USPS Fairness Act being reintroduced

This week, the USPS Fairness Act was reintroduced in the House (H.R. 695) and Senate (S. 145). Both bills would repeal the mandate that the Postal Service “pre-fund” decades’ worth of health benefits for its future retirees, enacted through the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (PAEA) of 2006.

APWU – USPS Fairness Act Reintroduced in the House and Senate

APWU applauds members of Congress for their efforts to repeal this unfair mandate and place the Postal Service on solid financial footing with the USPS Fairness Act. Specifically, the bill’s original cosponsors, Representatives Peter DeFazio (OR-04), Tom Reed (NY-23), Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), and Colin Allred (TX-32) in the House and Senators Steve Daines (R-MT) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) in the Senate. MORE


NPMHU President Paul V. Hogrogian Issues Statement Endorsing the USPS Fairness Act

These bills are the first step towards creating a sustainable Postal Service. NPMHU endorses this important legislation and will continue to work with Congress to develop postal reform legislation that addresses the USPS’ financial shortcoming and protects its workforce. MORE


NALC – USPS Fairness Act Reintroduced in House and Senate

“We appreciate the leadership of the members in the House and Senate to bring the USPS Fairness Act back to the forefront of its legislative agenda. Passage of this bill is critical to our success on postal reform efforts. NALC remains committed to working with Congress on all options that can bring financial stability to this agency so that we can continue to serve the public.” MORE


NRLCA – Both the House and Senate Introduce Legislation to Repeal the Pre-Funding Mandate

“I want to thank Senators Daines and Schatz, as well as Congressmen DeFazio, Reed, Fitzpatrick, Allred, and Chairwoman Maloney, and the over 200 members of the House that have sponsored this bi-partisan legislation,” said Ronnie Stutts, president of the NRLCA. “The pre-funding requirement mandated by the 2006 PAEA has been devastating to the Postal Service’s finances. MORE


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