Letter Carriers to Picket Postal Service Headquarters to Protest Outsourcing Mail Delivery to Private Firms

Apr 09, 2007, 01:00 ET from National Association of Letter Carriers

    WASHINGTON, April 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Letter carriers from 18
 states across the nation, including National Association of Letter Carriers
 President William H. Young, will demonstrate in front of U.S. Postal
 Service headquarters with informational picketing on Monday, April 16 at 2
 p.m. EDT to protest contracting out of city letter carriers jobs.
     Young and the letter carriers will be joined by members of Congress
 angered at the Postal Service's decision to outsource mail delivery to both
 existing and future city letter carrier territory to private companies and
 individuals.
     The NALC and its supporters in Congress believe contracting out will
 expose both residential and business postal customers to security problems,
 poor service, and a disjointed and unreliable delivery workforce.
     At the demonstration, Young plans to deliver a message to Postmaster
 General John E. Potter demanding a halt to the practice.
     WHEN:   Monday, April 16 at 2 p.m. EDT
 
     WHERE:  In front of Postal Service Headquarters, 475 L'Enfant Plaza, SW,
             Washington, DC.
 
     WHO:    NALC President William H. Young, letter carriers from over 18
             states, and members of Congress.
 
     WHAT:   To protest contracting out of letter carrier work to private
             companies and individuals.
 
     Further information is available on the NALC website: http://www.nalc.org.
 
 

SOURCE National Association of Letter Carriers
    WASHINGTON, April 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Letter carriers from 18
 states across the nation, including National Association of Letter Carriers
 President William H. Young, will demonstrate in front of U.S. Postal
 Service headquarters with informational picketing on Monday, April 16 at 2
 p.m. EDT to protest contracting out of city letter carriers jobs.
     Young and the letter carriers will be joined by members of Congress
 angered at the Postal Service's decision to outsource mail delivery to both
 existing and future city letter carrier territory to private companies and
 individuals.
     The NALC and its supporters in Congress believe contracting out will
 expose both residential and business postal customers to security problems,
 poor service, and a disjointed and unreliable delivery workforce.
     At the demonstration, Young plans to deliver a message to Postmaster
 General John E. Potter demanding a halt to the practice.
     WHEN:   Monday, April 16 at 2 p.m. EDT
 
     WHERE:  In front of Postal Service Headquarters, 475 L'Enfant Plaza, SW,
             Washington, DC.
 
     WHO:    NALC President William H. Young, letter carriers from over 18
             states, and members of Congress.
 
     WHAT:   To protest contracting out of letter carrier work to private
             companies and individuals.
 
     Further information is available on the NALC website: http://www.nalc.org.
 
 SOURCE National Association of Letter Carriers