American Postal Workers Union Calls For Removal Of PMG Dejoy

Liz Morton
Liz Morton


The American Postal Workers Union overwhelming passed a resolution calling for Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to resign or be removed at their annual convention last month.

They released a summary of the resolution at the time, but have now posted the entire statement on their website.

APWU Convention Adopts Resolution to Remove Postmaster General DeJoy

WHEREAS, new Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s first months in office were marked by changes in policy that, in the name of “efficiency” delayed mail and undermined public confidence in the Postal Service, and

WHEREAS, these changes were halted by public outcry, congressional inquiries, and court orders, yet these same destructive changes could resume any time after the 2020 election ends, and

WHEREAS, proposed changes, such as cuts in retails hours and delaying mail to cut overtime, in the name of “efficiency” sound like the preliminary steps to privatization and the weakening of unions that the Trump White House has supported, and

WHEREAS, the postal service should be preserved as a public good and part of our basic infrastructure, with a Universal Service Obligation to serve everyone, which private companies would never want to have to do and,

WHEREAS, Postmaster General DeJoy has also been compromised by massive political donations just prior to his appointment, by allegations of campaign finance violations, and by charges of conflict of interest regarding ties to postal competitors, therefore be it

Resolved, that this body urges that Postmaster General Louis DeJoy either resign or be removed from office, to be replaced by a Postmaster General who is committed to support a strong, public postal service and who will defend it from attack rather than attacking it, and be it

Resolved, that APWU publicize the decision of this delegation within 30 days of the close of this convention.

As Jory Heckman of the Federal News Network points out, this isn't the first call for Dejoy to be ousted and doesn't make it any more likely that he will be, but it's a strong stance to take, especially in comparison to previous statements about the 10-year reform plan in general.

The 10 year plan has faced a lot of pushback, especially on the continuation of "uncomfortable" rate hikes, reduced services, and longer delivery times.

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I expect high prices, longer delivery times and the future of Dejoy's 10 year plan for the Post Office will come under ever more increasing fire as peak season holiday shipping heats up in the next few months.

What do you think of the American Postal Workers Union resolution? Should PMG Dejoy resign or be forced to step down? Let us know in the comments below!


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