January 14, 2020 —
On Jan. 6, APWU national officers, fellow union members, organizers and activists, many from organizations in A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service (Grand Alliance), gathered at USPS Headquarters to demand the Postal Board of Governors preserve the public Postal Service.
The rally concluded a hugely successful petition drive launched after current Postmaster General Megan Brennan announced in October that she would retire on Jan. 31, 2020.
400,000 people signed the petition supporting A Grand Alliance’s demand that the Postal Board of Governors appoint a Postmaster General who will stand up for quality, universal service and the continued public ownership of the USPS. The Board of Governors has the responsibility of appointing the next Postmaster General.
“We’re going in with a simple demand,” President Mark Dimondstein said at the rally. “We need a leader of this organization – a new Postmaster General – who believes [in], who will uphold, and who will fight for the public mission of the United States Postal Service…We demand a vibrant, public Postal Service for generations to come!”