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EcommerceBytes-NewsFlash, Number 2639 - September 27, 2011 - ISSN 1539-5065    3 of 3

Rally to Save America's Postal Service

By Ina Steiner
September 27, 2011

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Postal workers are holding rallies around the country today to bring attention to their views on the USPS financial crisis and to promote legislation to fix the problems. Sept. 27 has been designated by postal employees as a Day of Action to Save America's Postal Service. Postal unions are rallying in every congressional district in the country, with two goals:

  • To inform the public about the actual financial situation at the U.S. Postal Service and what's at stake for residents and businesses throughout your district.

  • To explain how the problems can be resolved, including by supporting House Bill 1351 - which it says would address the USPS pre-funding issue.

The unions provided members with an information sheet as a resource, in which it wrote:

Why is it important to save the Postal Service? Because it's the centerpiece of a $1.3 trillion mailing industry that supports 8 million jobs. Because it is indispensable in the overall economy. Because its role is included in the Constitution. Because it binds together this vast land nation, offering inexpensive service to every resident no matter how remote, and it also unifies individual communities.

The organizations have also created a website called SaveAmericasPostalService.org. The rallies being at 4 pm around the country.

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About the author:

Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com.

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