The American Postal Workers Union and the National Association of Letter Carriers are running an ad in opposition to the White House’s proposal to privatize the United States Postal Service.
The ad says, “Heard how the government wants to sell off the U.S. Postal Service? A corporate post office could mean you don’t get your mail every day – maybe every third day, even for medicine and packages. You could pay more too. In rural areas – a lot more. The end of delivering everywhere to 157 million addresses at the same price. Tell your member of Congress, “no way.” The people’s Postal Service. Keep it. It’s yours.”
The ad ends with a graphic that reads, “For more information on how to save the U.S. Postal Service, go to www.usmailnotforsale.org.”
Here’s who the site says is behind the campaign:
“The US Mail Not for Sale is a worker-led campaign sponsored by the American Postal Workers Union and the National Association of Letter Carriers. The campaign brings together labor unions, elected officials, member organizations of A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service, community supporters and the public to fight plans to sell the public Postal Service to the highest bidder.”
It goes on to explain, “The White House, for the first time in history, proposed to sell the Postal Service in Delivering Government Solutions in the 21st Century by the Office of Management and Budget.”
And it says that could negatively impact ecommerce:
“If implemented, the White House plan would end regular mail and package services at one affordable price for everyone regardless of where they live. Eliminating the universal service obligation – requiring the Postal Service to deliver daily to all 157 million addresses – would be a dagger aimed at the heart America, especially rural communities and the elderly who depend on the mail for prescriptions. It also would disrupt e-commerce.”
The postal worker organizations are promoting the campaign on social networks using the hashtag #USMailNotForSale.