USPS is facing drastic negative financial consequences due to COVID-19. The Postal Service facing decreases in revenue, and the Postmaster General reported to members of Congress USPS will run out of cash on hand by the end of the fiscal year due to projected losses of $13 billion due to COVID-19, as well as $54.3 billion in additional losses over the next decade. Adding to the stress of the situation, mail handlers and their fellow postal employees are on the front lines as essential employees. While this dedication should be revered, they deserve to be assured that the Postal Service is on a sustainable path forward and will not become another victim of the pandemic.
Members of Congress are currently working on language for the next stimulus package, and it is important that they understand what is at stake for the Postal Services, its employees, and its customers.
Without sufficient financial assistance from Congress, the Postal Service, which is the heart of the $1.6 trillion mailing industry and employs over 600,000 men and women, will fail.
NPMHU is talking with our postal champions and friends on Capitol Hill on the need for stimulus funding, but it is necessary that Representatives and Senators hear from their constituents. Urge your elected officials to protect the Postal Service. To connect with your Representative and Senator, please call the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121. To find your Representative, please visit: https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative. To find your Senator, please visit: https://www.senate.gov/senators/contact.