Posters I got from the meeting Wednesday evening. More people need to know the truth about what’s happening to our postal service. I know many people don’t like USPS, but it is still an important service to support. Heck, it’s your constitutional right to have a postal service, so please don’t let it be destroyed!
I’m planning on putting together a report/essay of what’s happening to the postal sorting and distribution center I currently work at. Upper management wants to close our Wallingford plant down, despite the fact that there is little to no reason to close our plant over the Hartford plant. Our building is newer and bigger, can fit more people, is more energy efficient, and many other points that I will mention later once I compile all the “real” facts. I say “real” because upper management will show the “public” (and I say “public” because they’re not really telling the general public a thing) data charts and graphs, for example, of USPS’s mail quantity since 2006 and how it has largely decreased since. However, 2006 had the highest mail quantity in decades, and the depression hit very soon after 2006. The depression has a direct effect on how much mail is sent, so OF COURSE the numbers look bad if you compare them to 2006! Management is purposely trying to manipulate their data just to prove that they should close hundreds of plants and offices across the country, including mine.
Should some plants and offices close? I don’t know, I’m not sure of the efficiency and convenient locale of other plants and offices, so as far as I know, there are a few that can be closed. But as far as my plant is concerned, it just doesn’t make a lick of sense. Many people suspect that since the big wigs are located in Hartford, they don’t want to close their own plant and are trying to make it look like Wallingford is performing more poorly than it really is. However, Wallingford was just proven to be more efficient than Hartford, work wise, so the decision to close our plant lacks all basic forms of logic.
If you want to support our plight, please contact your congressmen. We already have the support of Richard Blumenthal, Chris Murphy, Rosa DeLauro, and a few others, but there’s still so much more that needs to be done! We need the general public’s help, too! The Wallingford plant is not the only distribution center that needs support, so please, help us save thousands of jobs! A good start would be to get congress to retract the law that makes USPS pay over $5 billion every year to the government for a retiree fund for employees, some of whom are NOT EVEN BORN YET. Not only that, but USPS already overpaid by about $73 billion. USPS is the only organization that has this burden, and it is the main reason why the service is dying.
If anything, just be aware that USPS is the second largest employer in the United States, the first being Walmart. How can we expect the economy to recover if thousands of more jobs are lost? If you have the time and want to help, write your congressmen and tell them to support USPS.
Thank you for reading, if you did! Again, I will try to get more accurate numbers and more facts as soon as I can!