Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) joined labor leaders and dozens of local letter carriers as they protested President Trump’s plan to privatize the postal service.
Davis joined Keith Maddox, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the San Diego and Imperial Valley Labor Council, and Ricardo Guzman, President of Branch 70 of the National Letter Carriers Association, at the rally held outside Davis’s San Diego office.
“President Trump’s plan to privatize the postal service would create more problems than it would solve,” said Rep. Susan Davis. “If mail gets privatized, private companies will drive up prices on businesses and consumers and that’s bad news. Employees and customers would get the short end while Trump’s rich friends would reap the rewards.”
In an executive order issued in April, Trump ordered the creation of a commission to recommend proposals to overhaul the United States Postal Service. That commission is expected to endorse his privatization plan.