Letter Carrier Political Fund , NALC’s PAC
What is a PAC?
A Political Action Committee (PAC) raises money for the purpose of defeating or electing candidates to elected office
• PACs are formed by corporations, associations, labor unions and individuals with common interests
• PACs solicit voluntary contributions from individuals with common interests to advance a political process
• PACs are nonpartisan entities whose primary concern is to elect qualified candidates regardless of party affiliation.
Why Should I Join the NALC’s PAC?
• Our PAC identifies and contributes to candidates who support issues important to letter carriers.
• Joining the PAC provides letter carriers with the opportunity to build electoral and legislative power required to ensure decisions that impact their lives are made with their best interests in mind.
• Only NALC members can contribute to the PAC.
• Union dues are not used for political contributions.
• PAC contributions are voluntary and can stop at any time. There is no open season.
• We encourage PAC members to make suggestions for political contributions and to attend local fundraisers.
• PAC members are encouraged to attend local events for members locally who support letter carrier legislative priorities.
Postal Reform H.R. 2748
The Postal Reform Act of 2013, , was introduced by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and Rep. Dennis Ross (R-FL) on July 19, 2013. The bill was marked up and approved by the committee on a party-line vote on July 24, 2013, with all Republicans voting “yes” and all Democrats voting “no.” On behalf of its 275,000 active and retired members who live and work in every congressional district across the country, the National Association of Letter Carriers urges Congress to reject H.R. 2748.
• H.R. 2748 makes pre-funding worse in just a few years
• H.R. 2748 would allow USPS to go to immediate 5-day delivery
• H.R. 2748 mandates elimination of door delivery in favor of curb and cluster boxes
• H.R. 2748 fails to adequately address postal pensions and health care reforms
• H.R. 2748 interferes with collective bargaining on behalf of postal management
The bill does not free the Postal Service to meet the evolving needs of the American economy by allowing it to expand into new lines of business that would leverage its first- and last-mile networks.
Support House Resolution H.R. 12!
Introduced by Congressmen Sam Graves (R-MO-6) on January 6, 2015 and has 107 cosponsors already.
-which calls on Congress and the Postal Service to take all appropriate steps to continue six-day mail delivery.
The U.S. Postal Service provides affordable universal service as directed by the U.S. Constitution. In 1983, Congress first adopted an appropriations rider that required the Postal Service to deliver mail six days a week, a rider that has been included in every appropriations measure since. And for more than three decades, the Postal Service has been trying to find a way to eliminate that requirement.
- Saturday delivery makes the USPS unique. If Saturday revenue were eliminated, it would likely be gone for good.
USPS’ own customer surveys show that 35 to 40 percent of business mailers (who account for more than 95 percent of postal revenue) want Saturday delivery.
- A study conducted in 2012 for the Postal Service, unearthed by the Postal Regulatory Commission’s (PRC) showed that slashing Saturday service would lead to a drop in mail volume of by 7.7 percent, causing a revenue loss of $5.26 billion and a projected $3.3 billion reduction in expenses. The PRC provided a model that showed there might be little to no net savings associated with cutting Saturday delivery.
Ending Saturday delivery would eliminate 500,000 Postal Service career jobs that support more than 7.5 million private-sector jobs in the paper, printing, publishing, financial services, direct marketing and e-commerce industries. Downsizing USPS would reduce mail volume and result in downsizing in the private sector as well.