Michigan State Association of Letter Carriers
NALC Priority Congressional Bills and Resolutions
As the 117th Congress begins, we must continue to focus on the Bills that are in Washington that affect letter carriers and the Postal Service.
While the Postal Service has more support in the House and Senate and we now have support in the White House. Letter carriers still need to contact their representatives and ask for their support on these bills that affect not only the Postal Service but letter carriers across this country. It does not matter what your political affiliation is or your views, it is about the survival of the Postal Service and the benefits we fought so hard for.
H.Res. 109 Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States Postal Service should take all appropriate measures to ensure the continuation of door delivery for all business and residential customers.
Co-sponsors: 94 (76 Democrats – 18 Republicans)
H. Res. 47 Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that Congress should take all appropriate measures to ensure that the United States Postal Service remains an independent establishment of the Federal Government and is not subject to privatization.
Co-sponsors: 134 (120 Democrats –14 Republicans)
H. Res. 114 Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States Postal Service should take all appropriate measures to ensure the continuation of its six-day mail delivery service.
Co-sponsors: 74 (40 Democrats – 34 Republicans)
H.Res. 119 - Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States Postal Service should take all appropriate measures to restore service standards in effect as of July 1, 2012.
Co-sponsors: 56 (45 Democrats – 11 Republicans)
H.Res. 109 (Door Delivery)
H.Res. 47 (Anti-Privatization)
H.Res. 114 (Six day Delivery)
H.Res. 695 (USPS Fairness Act)
H.Res. 82 (Social Security Fairness Act)
H.Res. 119 (Service Standards)
Senate Bill 145 (USPS Fairness)
February 09, 2021
Statement of NALC President Fredric V. Rolando on Postal Service's 2021 Q1 Financial Report
The increased postal revenue and operating profits reflect the essential work and value of the USPS over the past year and counting--the pandemic, election and holiday season. Letter carriers have helped tens of millions of Americans shelter safely at home and even vote from home. Perhaps never in its 245 years has the public post office been more indispensable. The quarterly report also shows the underlying strength of the postal business model while making clear the need for postal reform to address the artificial red ink caused by the 2006 congressional mandate that the USPS--alone among all U.S. companies and agencies--pre-fund future retiree benefits.
February 10, 2020
White House releases FY 2021 budget proposal
The Trump Administration released its $4.8 trillion Fiscal Year 2021 budget proposal on Feb. 10. With regards to the U.S. Postal Service, as in previous budget requests the White House proposal includes:
“…changes to how rates are set for products that are deemed outside the universal service obligation; changes to delivery processing, mode, and frequency; increased use of private sector partners; more closely aligning Postal Service employee wages with those of other Federal employees; licensing access to the mailbox; and providing additional Government services at retail locations. In addition to Government-wide changes to health and pension programs that will reduce Agency operating costs, the Budget also proposes to re-amortize the payments to the Retiree Health Benefits Fund, including those payments missed in previous years, based on the Postal employee population at or near the retirement age.”
Major provisions affecting NALC members in the White House budget request are similar to past years. They are outlined below.
Federal Employees Retirement & Health Benefits
Department of Labor
It is important for letter carriers to urge their representatives in Washington to reject attacks on the federal workforce as well as on the Postal Service and its networks.
NALC will continue to update letter carriers on the process, as additional budget details are released and as the House and Senate begin their budget considerations.