April 13, 2018
April 12, 2018- President Trump issued an Executive Order to form a task force charged with evaluating the finances of the U.S. Postal Service including pricing, policies and workforce costs.
Today, President Trump issued an executive order (viewable here) to form a task force charged with evaluating the finances of the U.S. Postal Service including pricing, policies and workforce costs. The order is a likely result of the president’s recent interest in the Postal Service’s partnership with Amazon and the assumption that the Postal Service does not profit from that partnership (view NALC’s response here).
“The APWU looks forward to working with anyone truly interested in maintaining a vibrant public Postal Service for generations to come. If given the opportunity to meet with the task force, we will forthrightly tell the truth, share our views and promote the protection of the rights and benefits of postal employees,” said APWU President Mark Dimondstein. “One step toward USPS financial stability is to fix the pre-funding debacle by passing the bi-partisan postal reform legislation currently stalled in both the House and the Senate.”
Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., a member of the House Oversight Committee
"We're trying to pass reform legislation that will allow USPS to compete without the multi-billion dollar burden imposed on it by Congress in 2006," Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., a member of the House Oversight Committee, said in a statement to USA TODAY. "Singling out favorite Trump villains like Amazon is a distraction from our bipartisan effort."
Senator Tom Carper
“I welcome President Trump’s engagement on this important issue and urge him to provide the leadership that is needed to finally get these reforms over the finish line," said Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., author of the Senate bill and Congress' top advocate for postal reform. "What we don’t need, though, is to waste more time studying a problem that we already know exists. We know that the Postal Service’s financial situation is in a downward spiral. We know we need to act now."
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