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September 21, 2011

The New Jersey State AFL-CIO and Middlesex CLC Invite You to Join in the “National Day of Action” To Save America’s Postal Service

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is critical to our economy – delivering mail, medicine, and packages on time and for a good price. Yet plans are underway to close thousands of post offices, eliminate Saturday delivery, close mail processing facilities, cut service, and lay off 120,000 employees.
We invite you to take part in a “national day of action” on Tuesday, September 27th to advocate on behalf of common sense solutions for the postal service to preserve thousands of jobs and to keep the USPS as one of America’s most trusted institutions.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Office of Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr.
67/69 Church Street, Kilmer Square
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Our action will be held outside of the office of Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. who we would like to thank for his support of the USPS through his co-sponsorship of H.R. 1351.
H.R. 1351 is a bill which would prevent the financial collapse of the USPS without costing taxpayers a single cent, preserve collective bargaining rights for workers, and keep 120,000 people working during a time when our economy needs jobs. The legislation already has over 200 co-sponsors, including both Democrats and Republicans. New Jersey’s Representatives who have signed on are as follows: Robert Andrews (D-01), Frank LoBiondo (R-02), Jon Runyan (R-03), Chris Smith (R-04)   Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-06), Leonard Lance (R-07), Bill Pascrell (D-08), Steve Rothman (D-09), Donald Payne (D-10), Rush Holt (D-12), Albio Sires (D-13).
Much is at stake if we do not act. Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA) has introduced H.R. 2309 which would destroy the Postal Service as we know it and do nothing to correct the cause of the USPS financial crisis. Instead, it would establish a new bureaucracy with the power to unilaterally cut wages, abolish benefits, and end protection against layoffs. Issa’s bill would also order $2 billion worth of post office closures within two years.
The U.S. Postal Service affects every resident and business in the community, and so what happens to it is of great local as well as national importance. We encourage all affiliates to join us in this day of action so that we can save good jobs and continue to preserve the economic and social benefits of a strong postal service. Please visit www.saveamericaspostalservice.org for informational resources on this campaign.

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