Postal workers (and others) bid a fond farewell to Congressman Darrell Issa

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Congressman Darrell Issa announced today that he will not seek re-election to the House.  After spending much of his term as chair (2010 – 2015) of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform holding hearings and promoting legislation that would have ended Saturday delivery, required millions of households to convert to cluster box delivery, created a commission to close … Read More

Congress tries again: The Postal Service Reform Act of 2016

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[rev_slider alias=”legislation-2″] The House is looking at another postal reform bill, but does it have a chance of becoming law?  A lot of money has been spent lobbying Congress for legislation to fix the USPS, with not much to show for it. wo weeks ago the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform released a draft of “The Postal Service Reform … Read More

The masquerade continues: Playing politics with the Postal Service’s unfunded liabilities

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MARK JAMISON The House subcommittee on Federal Workforce, US Postal Service, & the Census held a hearing on Thursday, March 13, to receive testimony on the Postal Service’s $100 billion “unfunded liability.”  Initially the hearing was billed as another Darrell Issa special.  Issa is chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, under which this subcommittee serves, and the hearings he … Read More

Nader gives Issa a piece of his mind

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Long-time post office advocate Ralph Nader has written a long letter to Congressman Darrell Issa expressing "deep concern" over Issa's Postal Reform Act of 2013.   "Many of the provisions that you have included in this bill," writes Nader, "would do significant harm to the U.S. Postal Service, which is not in as dire a situation as many in the … Read More

Bailout BS: Darrell Issa’s Misinformation Campaign about the Postal Retirement Funds

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The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, chaired by Congressman Darrell Issa, has a website entitled “Saving the Postal Service.”  According to the website, “H.R. 2309, the Issa-Ross Postal Reform Act, is the only legislation that saves the Postal Service from financial collapse.” Issa would save the Postal Service by dismantling it.  His legislation would end Saturday delivery, cut … Read More

Bailout BS: Darrell Issa’s Misinformation Campaign about the Postal Retirement Funds

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The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, chaired by Congressman Darrell Issa, has a website entitled “Saving the Postal Service.”  According to the website, “H.R. 2309, the Issa-Ross Postal Reform Act, is the only legislation that saves the Postal Service from financial collapse.”  Issa would save the Postal Service by dismantling it.  His legislation would end Saturday delivery, cut … Read More

One arrested as postal hunger strikers occupy Issa’s congressional office

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[Press release from Communities and Postal Workers United www.cpwunited.com] Five postal hunger strikers occupied the office of Representative Darrell Issa Thursday afternoon.  “Issa needs to back off his campaign to wreck the postal service.  We demand that he immediately declare his commitment to preserve six day mail delivery,” said Dave Welsh, hunger striker and retired letter carrier from San Francisco.  Four of the strikers were … Read More

Time for Action: Protest to be held at Issa’s office

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PRESS RELEASE: The San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council (CLC) has unanimously voted to picket Congressman Darrel Issa’s main district office in Vista, California (just north of San Diego) on Thursday, Sept 1. NALC President Fredric Rolando has decided to make this a much larger action, and he has sent out a statewide E-Activist.  The NALC will be joining … Read More