Don't let the USPS be destroyed.
  • Petitioned Mary Ray Worley

This petition was delivered to:

Mary Ray Worley
Thomas Ray Worley
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate

Don't let the USPS be destroyed.

    1. Worley Dervish
    2. Petition by

      Worley Dervish

      Madison, WI

The United States Postal Service is the the second-largest civilian employer in the United States. If Congress allows the USPS to break its contracts with the postal unions and go to a 5-day-per-week delivery system, the end result will be that the Post Office will be privatized, which will deprive many U.S. postal customers the postal connections they need and will have a devastating effect on the already embattled U.S. economy.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 3,000 signatures
    2. The Truth about the USPS Crisis: A Summary

      Worley Dervish
      Petition Organizer

      The USPS is under the same kind of attack as the one launched by Scott Walker against Wisconsin public employees: it’s an effort to break the unions and to privatize as much of the USPS as possible.

    3. Reached 2,000 signatures
    4. How the Right Wing Destroyed the US Postal Service

      Worley Dervish
      Petition Organizer

      From Sam Seder at Majority Report

    5. Postal Workers: The Last Union

      Worley Dervish
      Petition Organizer

      The USPS has been under constant, vicious assault for years from the right, whose goal is to finally take down the strongest union in the country and roll the country ever closer toward the abyss of privatization.

    6. Postal Unions Join Forces to Save America's Postal Service

      Worley Dervish
      Petition Organizer

      Sept. 27, the APWU, NALC, the National Postal Mail Handlers Union, and the National Rural Letter Carriers Association will rally in every congressional district in the country to build support for H.R. 1351.

    7. Destroying the Postal Service in Order to Save It?

      Worley Dervish
      Petition Organizer

      "What is taking place is a kind of 'wisconsining' of the Postal Service, an excuse to break postal unions and siphon off the profitable aspects of mail delivery to private enterprise."

    8. The Shock Doctrine: Why the Postal Service Is Scaring the Hell Out of Us

      Worley Dervish
      Petition Organizer

      Best article I've found about what's really going on at the USPS. It's not too late, but time's running out. Please share the petition widely and ask others to as well. Thanks!

    9. Reached 1,000 signatures
    10. PMG Caves, DMA Wins, USA Loses: USPS Withdraws Request for Rate Increase

      Worley Dervish
      Petition Organizer

      Clearly, pleasing the Direct Marketing Association is far more important than serving postal customers or even saving the USPS. We don't have to ask whose side they're on. They're making it painfully clear.

    11. Postal Service Takes Next Step in Optimizing Retail Network

      Worley Dervish
      Petition Organizer

      Title should read "Postal Service Takes Next Step in Privatizing Retail Network."

    12. APWU: Save USPS, Stop Layoffs, Support HR 1351

      Worley Dervish
      Petition Organizer

      "With headlines predicting the imminent demise of the Postal Service — and management brazenly exploiting the crisis to attack postal employees — the APWU is asking union members to contact their members of Congress..." You can o that here!

    13. How to Save the Postal Service Before It's Too Late

      Worley Dervish
      Petition Organizer

      Saving the USPS is altogether possible, if only Congress will listen.

    14. Reached 750 signatures
    15. The Big Lie About Postal "Bankruptcy"

      Worley Dervish
      Petition Organizer

      From the National Association of Letter Carriers

    16. Reached 500 signatures
    17. How the USPS Values Its Employees

      Worley Dervish
      Petition Organizer

      Going after the no-layoff protection in the union contracts will weaken the unions, and that makes it a win-win for the Postal Service — save money and hurt unions.

    18. People love the Post Office! Thank you so much!

      Worley Dervish
      Petition Organizer

      So we're hoping for 120,000 signatures--the same as the number of layoffs they want to make. Please share widely to help us reach our goal!

      The link above is to a snarky faux letter to Congress from the folks who want to destroy the USPS.

    19. Reached 100 signatures
    20. USPS Workers Against the Wall

      Worley Dervish
      Petition Organizer

      The bureaucrats of the US Postal Service are asking Congress for permission to break the contracts with postal workers and cut thousands of jobs and worker benefits. We're asking Congress to deny this request and save the USPS.

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Paula Shaffer HAMPSTEAD, MD
      • over 2 years ago

      To save USPS, raise postage rates: stop losing money on every piece of catalog and nonprofit flats mail. Stop giving big mailers discounts that exceed costs avoided. Go to one class of mail: it costs USPS as much or more to sort and deliver an ad as a letter; they're all sorted together, letters are easier to process. Stop closing facilities! Population is still growing, we deliver to more addresses all the time. USPS can't show cost savings from closing processing centers. Service always suffers. When prosperity and population and volume increase, we won't be able to buy back those facilities we've shed. Save jobs! Every postal job you destroy will multiply its recessive effects. Honor retirement commitments to the men and women who've spent their careers serving at the Post Office.

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    • John Palmer GARLAND, TX
      • over 2 years ago

      This is more Republican anti middle class nonsense! No one does a better more efficient job of moving mail and goods period.

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      • over 2 years ago

      I am a small business owner who relies on this service. Also, in the current economic climate we cannot afford to sacrifice hundreds of thousands of good jobs.

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    • B.Elizabeth Mina OAK ISLAND, NC
      • over 2 years ago

      Congress has continually thwarted USPS' best efforts to compete, diversify, and remain financially viable--so it would be a slap in the face to pull the plug on the Post Office now. We cannot afford to agree with the proposal to close even the littlest post offices , which would destroy small towns across America. And if we stop Saturday deliveries, it will only kill more business-related mail opportunities. CONGRESS: Give the Post Office the flexibility and freedom to come up with services that will keep it going and improve prospects. Don't continue to give private package services like UPS and FedEx more advantages. Allow USPS to expand its electronic capabilities. Our US Post Office is a greatly underappreciated service WE CANNOT AFFORD TO LOSE!!! See New York Times article "Post Offices Face Hurdles in Efforts to Diversify" at http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/21/us/postal-service-seeks-to-widen-activities-and-revenue.html?_r=1

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    • Amy Breault WASHINGTON, MA
      • over 2 years ago

      I AM A MAIL CARRIER AND IT IS OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO HAVE MAIL DELIVERY TO OUR HOUSE.

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