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.
Please, don't allow the USPS to break its contracts with the postal unions.
The management of the USPS is asking Congress for permission to break its contracts with the postal unions and cut thousands of jobs and worker benefits. The "budget crisis" has been manufactured so that ultimately the very lucrative service will be privatized. We created the petition at Change.org to collectively ask Congress to deny the request to break the USPS's union contracts.
More than our livelihood is at stake. Given that the USPS is the second-largest civilian employer in the country (second only to Walmart), the already embattled U.S. economy is at stake as well. The privatization of the post office would have a devastating effect on the U.S. economy.
Please don't let the USPS break its contracts with postal employees. Don't let the USPS institute a 5-day-per-week delivery scheme. Don't let them destroy the USPS in order to privatize it. Support the United States Postal Service Pension Obligation Recalculation and Restoration Act of 2011 (HR 1351).