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April 9, 2007

CONTACT: Tucker McDonald
(202) 662-2893

Letter Carriers to Picket Postal Service Headquarters
To Protest Outsourcing Mail Delivery to Private Firms


Letter carriers from 18 states across the nation, including National Association of Letter Carriers President William H. Young, will demonstrate in front of U.S. Postal Service headquarters with informational picketing on Monday, April 16 at 2 p.m. EDT to protest contracting out of city letter carriers jobs.

Young and the letter carriers will be joined by members of Congress angered at the Postal Service’s decision to outsource mail delivery to both existing and future city letter carrier territory to private companies and individuals.

The NALC and its supporters in Congress believe contracting out will expose both residential and business postal customers to security problems, poor service, and a disjointed and unreliable delivery workforce.

At the demonstration, Young plans to deliver a message to Postmaster General John E. Potter demanding a halt to the practice.

WHEN: Monday, April 16 at 2 p.m. EDT

WHERE: In front of US Postal Service Headquarters, 475 L’Enfant Plaza, SW,
Washington, DC.

WHO: NALC President William H. Young, letter carriers from over 18 states, and members of Congress.

WHAT: To protest contracting out of letter carrier work to private companies and individuals.

Further information is available on the NALC website: www.nalc.org.



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