The union of active and retired postal workers on Friday vouched for the Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden as the United States Postal Service (USPS) faces accusations of a Republican President in deep trouble securing a second term and a newly appointed Postmaster General who made changes on agency’s rules and regulations.
National Association of Letter Carriers, a union that boasts nearly 300,000 active and retired postal workers, endorses Joe Biden, warning that the “survival” of USPS is at stake. https://t.co/blv6C4nodS— MSNBC (@MSNBC) August 16, 2020
The Hill reported that nearly 300,000 postal workers of the National Association of Letter Carriers, both active and retired, signed up for Joe Biden’s presidential candidacy as they see a clearer path on the Democratic banner’s vision to protect and uphold letter carriers and working families in America. Fredric Rolando, NALC president, shared with NBC News that they believe that the former Vice President and his recently chosen running mate, Kamala Harris, are fierce ally and defender of the Mail-in Service agency, letter carriers and their fellow postal brothers and sisters as both candidates show experience, dedication, thoughtfulness, and steady hands that will work to make sure they are put first. The decision came after union members take part in polling, surveys, engaged in discussion with Biden, and responded to questionnaires relating to the candidate. Inputs from these channels solidify the union's decision to pick Biden for the 2020 Presidential race over Trump.
NALC endorses Biden-Harris. https://t.co/LYm4bbiN7S— Letter Carriers (@NALC_National) August 14, 2020
The Republican President continues to accuse the mail-in voting to rigged the result of the election as it may produce dishonest results. A comment built on the president’s personal views that pushed him to oppose proposed budgets which includes assistance to the agency as Democrats advocates voting by mail. Just this week, Trump, together with the First Lady, requested to cast a ballot by mail in Florida primary. Another issue that raised major concern was the new regulations imposed by the appointed Postmaster General Louis DeJoy. Associated Press published that the new head of USPS and a known Trump donor pushed for cost-cutting measures to eliminate overtime pay of its workers and hold mail until the next day if postal distribution centers are running late. An act which Democrats believed to undermine the November election and aid Trump's return to the White House.
Rolando stood firm to the union’s endorsement on Trump’s rival, Joe Biden, to save the Postal Service to the scrutiny it faces today and how current administration takes part in it. He confirms in the statement that NALC is proud to stand with Vice President Biden and Senator Harris in November and beyond.