President Trump’s main goal in his OMB proposal is to privatize the USPS. This is serious attack not only on the USPS, but the NALC, unions in general and the middle class. I encourage you to read the following links:
I have also included President Rolando’s immediate statement on the issue below:
NALC’s statement on OMB’s proposal to privatize the Postal Service
NALC President Fredric Rolando criticized the Trump administration’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) proposal to privatize the United States Postal Service, which was released on June 21, 2018.
“This report takes direct aim at numerous agencies including USPS under the guise of reforming and restructuring for the 21st century,” President Rolando said. “The White House is making very clear that privatization of the Postal Service is its goal, despite the fact that the stakeholder meetings with the White House Postal Task Force are ongoing.
“NALC has long been committed to working with all of the stakeholders and not one has floated the idea of privatization except private shippers, who would love nothing more than to see the Postal Service dismantled.
“NALC had high hopes in engaging with this administration and its Postal Task Force to address the underlying issues facing the Postal Service, which stem from the 2006 mandate to pre-fund future retiree health benefits. The NALC along with the other postal employee unions provided recommendations to the Task Force. We were hopeful that this administration was seeking real solutions to stabilize this agency with an 88 percent public approval rating where veterans make up almost 25 percent of its workforce.
“Now that we know that this administration and its Task Force will make recommendations on reforms to achieve OMB’s privatization goals, NALC will work tirelessly with other stakeholders and Congress to oppose this faulty privatization plan every step of the way to preserve this public institution, which is based in the Constitution.”
Make no mistake about it ladies and gentlemen this is real. With the stroke of a pen the USPS could be eliminated potentially costing tens of thousands of jobs, loss of the right to organize, collectively bargain and the full range of benefits we currently have worked so hard for. Now is not the time to stand of the sidelines. The NALC needs your help! We cant afford to wait and see what the President or Congress will do, we need to engage Congress immediately and utilize our bi-partisan support to protect the USPS, its employees and the NALC. You can help by immediately contacting your Congressional Representative and expressing your concerns as to why you DO NOT want the Postal Service privatized.
Again if your are not giving to the Letter Carrier Political Fund (LCPF) now is the time!! I have included the many options available for doing this as attachments to this email. The NALC asks for $5 a pay period, or $10 a month. Mid-terms elections are approaching and we need to keep candidates that support letter carrier issues in office for the failure to do so could swing the balance costing many, if not all of us our livelihoods. Everyone and everything is at risk here. I know politics turn a lot of the members off however this is the only way to ensure our future. At some point any member not contributing to LCPF needs to turn away any and all reasons for not doing so, for failure to do so, again may result in the loss of the USPS and the NALC.
If you are not contributing to the LCPF please use one of the attached methods to sign up, if you need assistance please call the union or hall or stop by and we will assist you.
LCPF Disclaimer: By making a contribution to the Letter Carrier Political Fund, you are doing so voluntarily with the understanding that your contribution is not a condition of membership in the national Association of Letter Carriers or of employment by the Postal Service, nor is it part of union dues. You have a right to refuse to contribute without any reprisal. The Letter Carrier political Fund will use the money it receives to contribute to candidates for federal office and undertake other political spending as permitted by law. Your selection shall remain in full force and effect until cancelled. Contributions to the Letter carrier political Fund are not deductible for federal income tax purposes. Federal law prohibits the Letter Carrier political Fund from soliciting contributions from individuals who are not NALC members, executive and administrative staff or their families. Any contribution received from such an individual will be refunded to that contributor. Federal law requires us to use our best efforts to collect and report the name, mailing address, occupation and name of employer of individuals whose contributions exceed $200 per calendar year. Any guideline amount is merely a suggestion, and an individual is free to contribute more or less than the guideline suggests and the Union will not favor or disadvantage anyone by reason of the amount of their contribution or their decision not to contribute.
David J Grosskopf Jr
NALC Branch # 3 Buffalo/WNY