A RESOLUTION TO OPPOSE POSTAL PRIVATIZATION

NORTH DAKOTA AFL-CIO 60th CONVENTION
A RESOLUTION TO OPPOSE POSTAL PRIVATIZATION  

WHEREAS:    Nearly 500 million pieces of mail are delivered to over 157 million addresses six days a week by the U.S. Postal Service; and

WHEREAS:     The USPS delivers more than half of all business-to-consumer and consumer-to-consumer packages each year; and

WHEREAS:     Privatization would jeopardize the jobs of 630,000 postal employees, over 25 percent of which are military veterans, and impact the 7.5 million Americans in the mailing industry; and

WHEREAS:     Service could cease for America’s rural and low-income communities, negatively impacting nearly all 50 states in some form, but especially large, less populous regions; and

WHEREAS:     Letter Carriers provide far more than delivery of mail: They are members of the community, the eyes and ears of their neighborhoods, and often the only source of daily contact for the elderly and disabled; and

WHEREAS:     The USPS is the nation’s second-largest employer of U.S. military veterans and     remains the most popular government entity in the U.S.; and

WHEREAS:     Many North Dakota working families would be significantly and adversely     impacted by postal privatization; and therefore be it

RESOLVED:    The North Dakota AFL-CIO will oppose postal privatization in all forms and support Senate Resolution 99 and House Resolution 33, and will educate our affiliate members, leadership and general public on the importance of a public postal system.