Add news
March 2010
April 2010
May 2010June 2010July 2010
August 2010
September 2010October 2010
November 2010
December 2010
January 2011
February 2011March 2011April 2011May 2011June 2011July 2011August 2011September 2011October 2011November 2011December 2011January 2012February 2012March 2012April 2012May 2012June 2012July 2012August 2012September 2012October 2012November 2012December 2012January 2013February 2013March 2013April 2013May 2013June 2013July 2013August 2013September 2013October 2013November 2013December 2013January 2014February 2014March 2014April 2014May 2014June 2014July 2014August 2014September 2014October 2014November 2014December 2014January 2015February 2015March 2015April 2015May 2015June 2015July 2015August 2015September 2015October 2015November 2015December 2015January 2016February 2016March 2016April 2016May 2016June 2016July 2016August 2016September 2016October 2016November 2016December 2016January 2017February 2017March 2017April 2017May 2017June 2017July 2017August 2017September 2017October 2017November 2017December 2017January 2018February 2018March 2018April 2018May 2018June 2018July 2018August 2018September 2018October 2018November 2018December 2018January 2019February 2019March 2019April 2019May 2019June 2019July 2019August 2019September 2019October 2019November 2019December 2019January 2020February 2020March 2020April 2020May 2020June 2020July 2020August 2020September 2020October 2020November 2020
News Every Day |

With election over, postal workers union calls for no more budget cuts

Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

Speaking outside the Post Office in Uptown, Keith Richardson, president of the Chicago chapter of the American Postal Workers Union, quipped that postal workers “delivered on Nov. 3” but urged Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to resist making cuts that would hamper timely mail delivery.

After voting by mail took center stage in the 2020 presidential election, United States Postal Service employees on Tuesday called on the Postmaster General to resist implementing more budget cuts within the agency.

Speaking outside the Post Office in Uptown, Keith Richardson, president of the Chicago chapter of the American Postal Workers Union, quipped that postal workers “delivered on Nov. 3” but urged Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to resist making cuts that would hamper timely mail delivery.

“The cuts that he tried to implement before Nov. 3, don’t institute them now,” Richardson said. “We want America’s mail to keep being delivered [for] every customer, every day.”

In the lead-up to the election, the postal service reduced service hours, removed collection boxes and sorting machines, and consolidated some mail processing facilities, resulting in slower deliveries.

Before 2020 ballots were counted, the postal service — lead by DeJoy, a donor to President Donald Trump — agreed to reverse the changes to settle a lawsuit brought against in the agency in Montana.

Throughout the election, Trump repeatedly and baselessly called into question the integrity of mail-in voting.

“Postal workers are very professional, and they should not be undermined by some political process,” Linda Turney, national business agent for the American Postal Workers Union, said Tuesday. “We are loved by the United States. We are loved by our communities.”

Richardson also called on members of the public to contact their senators and urge them to support the HEROES Act, which would provide $25 billion in emergency funding for the post office.




Read also

Elizabeth Hurley, 55, and sister Kate, 57, look sensational in matching bikinis as pair pose for rare snap together

Arlo Parks Drops New Single "Caroline"

Gordon Ramsay roasted a TikTok chef who cooked his turkey on a can of Guinness



News, articles, comments, with a minute-by-minute update, now on Today24.pro




Today24.pro — latest news 24/7. You can add your news instantly now — here