We encourage you to sign our petition Stop the H.R. 756, Postal Service Reform Act of 2017. There are also convenient links to share the petition on social media.
The Postal Service Reform Act of 2017 is another hostile attack on America’s mail delivery service. It puts major restrictions on door-to-door delivery on new construction nationwide. It forces the post office to move its employees into Medicare at age 65 after the USPS has endured years of pre-funding retiree benefits at a pace seen nowhere in the public or private section.
We have provided a summary draft of H.R. 756, the Postal Service Reform Act of 2017 for your review.
NARFE President Richard G. Thissen made the following statements:
“There are simple solutions to the financial problems facing the U.S. Postal Service, such as eliminating the prefunding requirement outright, but this bill takes a more complicated route – forcing current postal retirees and survivors who are satisfied with their current health insurance coverage to pay an additional $134 per month, or more, through Medicare to keep it.”
Thissen went on to say:
“Unfortunately, this bill avoids making those more difficult decisions. Instead, the bill unfairly places the full burden of balancing the Postal Service’s books on the backs of 76,000 postal retirees and their survivors.”