Postal workers rallied in every single Congressional District in Wisconsin on Monday to stand up against privatization efforts at USPS. In Janesville, Madison, Eau Claire, Milwaukee, Brookfield, Fond du Lac, Superior and Green Bay working people came together to tell their Representatives we believe in a strong postal service and are saying no to privatization efforts.
In Milwaukee outride Rep. Gwen Moore’s downtown office, Jeff Worden, APWU Local 3, explained why this issue is important to every American.
“We are out here for all postal workers and their families and for all Americans and their families to protect the sanctity and security if the mail,” explained Worden. “U.S. mail is not for sale. We’re rallying to get the word out and alert American families that there are those who want to hurt the postal service by privatizing it. We thank Rep. Gwen Moore for being a strong advocate for the mail with her support of the postal service with HR 993.”
Privatizing USPS would harm:
- American businesses, especially millions of small- and medium-sized businesses that send and receive products, invoices, payments and advertisements through the mail.
- American consumers, who increasingly rely on e-commerce to satisfy their essential needs, such as prescription drugs, weekly newspapers and magazines, and other mail order and online purchases. Those in rural and lower-income urban areas, would face soaring delivery costs on these items.
- Jobs and the economy. USPS is the centerpiece of the $1.3 trillion national mailing industry, which employs 7 million Americans in the private sector, many of them in your state. Postal jobs would be at stake, including the 1 in 4 employee who is a military veteran.
- The U.S. election system. A public USPS is vital to the nation’s election system, with tens of millions of people voting through absentee ballots or vote-by-mail elections. Privatization is not the answer