Save Dallas, Tx. MPO/Distribution Center
The Union believes that although the USPS faces financial challenges, the answer is not to reduce service. The Union believes that management's use of their current financial crisis to go ahead with their radical proposals of reducing service and employees will hasten the demise of the Postal Service. In April 2011, Postmaster Donohue appeared before a house oversight committee to praise a contract that he had negotiated with the APWU. Donohue cited the flexibility the contract afforded the Postal service and his hope that other labor unions would give him the same flexibility when their contracts expired. Less than 4 months after signing that contract, he has gone back to congress asking for relief not only from the contracts his predecessor had signed but from the same contract he signed in May 2011. He cites mail lost to the Internet, but the Internet did not just come into existence. The Union believes that this consolidation study already has a solution before the study is complete, and that solution is the closing of the Dallas Plant. The Dallas Plant brings in millions of dollars to the USPS by customers use of box mail, courier pickups and Bulk Mail Entry Unit. Dallas is the 9th largest city in the United States and it does not have its own postmark, thanks to the false promises made by the USPS in the past. The USPS is a service, how can one expect to increase business by reducing service? The closing of the Dallas Plant will result in a decrease of service standards, because of the reduction in the number of automated machines and over 1200 employees that will be relocated out of Dallas. Thank You!