Monday, April 6, 2009

Union Asks Members to Contact Congress

APWU Web News Article #042-09, April 6, 2009

Support Growing for H.R. 22

Legislation that would provide the Postal Service temporary relief from a crushing financial crisis is gaining wide support in Congress. More than half of the members of the House of Representatives have signed on as co-sponsors of H.R. 22, which would suspend an onerous provision of the 2006 postal “reform” law that requires the USPS to “pre-fund” retiree healthcare benefits. The requirement drains the Postal Service of more than $5 billion dollars a year and has contributed to a financial crisis so severe that it threatens the viability of the nation's 235 year-old postal system. [full story]

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