After Postmaster General Louis DeJoy revealed his 10-year-plan, “Delivering for America” in 2021, many labor unions, locals and government officials have been fighting back. They fear for the future of the postal service.
At a recent S&DC Town Hall meeting at Teamster’s Hall in Rock Tavern, many locals, government officials, American Postal Workers Union (APWU) members, National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) members, postal workers and more gathered to learn about upcoming changes to the United States Postal Services. This comes in accordance with “Delivering for America,” a 10-year-plan aimed to reduce costs and create financial stability, offer better service and make postal services more modern. According to the United States Postal Service USPS website, “Delivering for America established clear and precise strategies to end years of mounting losses, reverse a projected $160 billion in losses over 10 years and build an operation that is high performing and financially self-sustaining.”
When word got out that the creation of sorting and delivery centers (S&DC) could potentially close local post offices, USPS denied that this was the case.