The postal rally for retaining 6-day delivery was held at the William L. Guy Federal Building in Bismarck, ND today. While weather conditions prevented some distant edges of North Dakota from attending, we had 4 rural carriers representing among the city, clerk, mail handler, and retired others who also came to support 6 day delivery. Here are some photos from today:
Local media affiliates were out (KXNews, KFYR News, and the Bismarck Tribune) to cover the event in photo and video.
As webmaster, I made sure our senators were highlighted instead of just having the default list. Other information can be provided and I can tell you that almost all 100 senators are listed on the original, so please contact your state’s senators if you are not from ND and reading this IMMEDIATELY.
The NRLCA will be participating in a National Day of Action to rally against the elimination of Saturday mail delivery, partnering with the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC). The rallies will take place on Sunday, March 24thacross the country. In this critical fight, thousands of rural and city letter carriers, postal workers, and supporters will be gathering at post offices in major cities.
Since the announcement that Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe intends to eliminate the U.S. Postal Service’s guarantee of six-day mail delivery, the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association has been working nonstop to fight this decision. Working with Congressional leaders from both parties, we have been pushing back against the Postmaster’s legally questionable decision which is sure to cost tens of thousands of jobs and lose the USPS untold millions of revenue if implemented.
We encourage rural letter carriers, along with their friends and families, to join in these events in their local communities. By standing together with our coworkers and fellow brothers and sisters, we can express with one voice our opposition to this short-sighted and ill-advised policy. Please check the website in the next couple of days for rally locations.
Please stay tuned to the NRLCA website for updates.
June 1 and 2, 2013
1505 North Broadway
$77.00 per night
room rate held until 5/17/2013
Once again the Post Office is trying to get rid of 6-day delivery.
And once again, we carriers must work to protect the Post Office and all are jobs and benefits.
Please contact your congress person to protest the PMG’s plan to 5 day delivery. The problems of the postal service are fixable without cutting service to the American public, especially rural and small town North Dakota. In addition it would cost the Post Office revenue, delay vital medical and parts shipments, delay rural papers, and cost rural jobs.
Senator John Hoeven at hoeven.senate.gov
Bismarck: 701-250-4618 Fargo: 701-239-5389
Senator Heidi Heitkamp at heitkamp.senate.gov
Bismarck: 701-258-4648 Fargo 701-232-8030
Representative Kevin Cramer at cramer.house.gov
Minnesota members please contact your representatives at
Senator Amy Klobuchar: 202-224-3244
Senator Al Franken: 202-224-5641
Representative Collin Peterson: 202-225-2165
Thank you, fellow carriers. RCA’s: This is your job and future, also.
Any questions please contact me;
Gary Thompson: email@example.com or 701-520-1396