REP. FUDGE Leads Letter to Support USPS Workers and Oppose Breaking Labor Agreement

WASHINGTON, DC– Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11) is leading a letter to Postmaster General Patrick Donaho that supports the USPS workforce and opposes action to break labor agreements.The U.S. Postal Service will ask Congress to approve a proposal to close up to 3,653 post offices nationwide, including offices in the 11th District. The proposal will result in the termination of up to 220,000 postal positions by 2015, including 100,000 that may leave employment through attrition

“At a time when our national unemployment rate stands at a staggering 9.1 percent, it is incomprehensible to consider action that would result in hundreds of thousands of displaced workers. Such a drastic reduction would be disastrous for employees as well as small businesses and our economy. By no means will I agree to take unprecedented action to dismantle labor agreements that protect postal workers,” said Congresswoman Fudge.

The letter is supported by the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association, National Association of Letter Carriers, the American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO, and the National Postal Mail Handlers Union.