On August 25, an estimated 300 “Postal Workers Day of Action” protests took place across the country. Postal workers; labor, civil and human rights activists; community allies; and lawmakers made clear demands for the members of Congress:
Pass $25 billion in emergency COVID relief funding for the Postal Service.
Permanently reverse the policies Postmaster General DeJoy put into place that are causing mail delays.
“The APWU National put out the call and our local leaders, members, and community allies answered in spectacular fashion,” said APWU National President Mark Dimondstein. “This is the People’s Post Office and the people have shown they’re ready to fight for it.”
By the end of August 25, it was clear that from rural towns to major cities, people across the country are united in saving the public Postal Service. Demonstrations with one single person to those with over a hundred delivered a clear message: The USPS is an American treasure and the people will not sit idly by while our public Postal Service is under attack.
While the day of action was successful, the $25 billion emergency appropriation for the Postal Service remains tied up in the Senate. The APWU encourages everyone to continue calling their senators to demand financial relief for the USPS and a reversal of the policies that have caused harmful delays.