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Pennsylvania letter carriers return to Washington

More than 200 letter carrier activists from Pennsylvania descended on Washington, DC, this week to advocate on behalf of their fellow letter carriers.

As the House and Senate gear up to perhaps soon tackle postal reform, the Pennsylvania letter carriers promoted the importance of supporting resolutions for preserving six-day mail delivery (H. Res. 12), door delivery (H. Res. 28) and service standards (H. Res. 54).

Letter carriers also demonstrated their opposition to the “Fast Track” authority legislation that is being debated in both chambers.

The delegation took the opportunity to educate and engage members of Congress on the importance of rejecting anti-federal-worker legislative proposals that have been proposed during this Congress.

The Keystone State activists spent three action-filled days in the nation’s capital, first attending a legislative briefing on Tuesday. Wednesday was their day on the Hill, where they met with each member of the Pennsylvania delegation and later attended a rap session with President Rolando. The delegation rounded out the week with a congressional breakfast on Thursday, with remarks from Reps. Charlie Dent (R-15th), Tom Marino (R-10th), Pat Meehan (R-7th) and Matt Cartwright (D-17th).

Next up: NALC welcomes letter carrier activists from New Jersey for what is shaping up to be an exciting week on Capitol Hill.

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