McCain and Coburn to Offer Amendment to End Saturday Delivery TODAY in the Senate; Call Senators & Tell Them to Vote NO

Save Our Postal ServiceNational Association of Letter Carriers

Today, there is a possibility that Senators Tom Coburn (R-OK) and John McCain (R-AZ) will offer to the Senate’s continuing resolution (CR) an amendment to strike the mandate to provide six-day mail delivery.

As soon as possible, I need you to call 888-987-3602 and urge your senator to vote against this amendment if it is offered.

The attempt to end six-day mail delivery service is an attack on the future of this great institution, on the customers who need it and the employees who make it work. Ending six-day mail delivery will threaten the viability of the Postal Service.

Your senator needs to hear from you tonight or first thing tomorrow. This is extremely urgent. Call 888-987-3602 and you’ll be patched through automatically. And please leave a voicemail message if no one answers.

The Postal Service’s plan to end Saturday mail is an attack on its future, on the customers who need it, and on the employees who support it.

That’s why on Sunday, March 24, Americans will come together to send a message to Congress and the postmaster general that they cannot “fix” the USPS by reducing services such as six-day delivery. Instead, we need a plan that will strengthen, not dismantle, the Postal Service.

Letter carriers and community allies have been busy planning these rallies for weeks, and we will unveil all of the rally sites on the Delivering for America website.

On Delivering for America’s website, you’ll find out how you can join the March 24 rally to preserve six-day delivery, and you will find all the information you’ll need to make sure that your voice is heard.

Additionally, there will be other resources, tools, and information that you can use to help spread the word that eliminating a day of mail delivery will hit senior citizens, rural communities, and small businesses the hardest.

In North Carolina there are two Day of Action Rally sites:

North Carolina State Capital Building (South Side), 1 East Edenton Street, Raleigh, NC

Carmel Post Office, 6300 Carmel Road, Charlotte, NC

Time: 2 until 5 p.m.

This action is to remind our representatives in Washington to maintain the six-day delivery language in the continuing budget resolution, expected to be renewed by Congress on March 27.

There are 35,000 good union jobs at stake!

Please support the NALC in this matter, march with us on March 24!

Related Legislation:

S.316 in the Senate: A postal modernization bill to preserve Saturday delivery.

H.R. 630 in the House: Also a postal modernization measure to preserve Saturday delivery.

H. Res. 30 in the House: Expressing the sense of the House that the USPS should take all appropriate measures to maintain six-day delivery.

For additional information, visit Delivering for America

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One Response to “McCain and Coburn to Offer Amendment to End Saturday Delivery TODAY in the Senate; Call Senators & Tell Them to Vote NO”

  1. Can't wait for Saturday's off Says:

    Just end the back and forth nonsense already …I’m headed to the beach “with” weekends!!! The USPS is going under regaurdless , so why not have the weekend off? This job blows and you know it!!! Aug 5th…. Here I come!!!


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