The Trump White House is attacking the United States Postal Service, in a vicious combination of voter suppression efforts and a radical privatization agenda. A new Trump-appointed Postmaster General, Louis DeJoy, has cleaned house in the USPS executive and reorganized the service rapidly. The President himself confirmed last week that his withholding of stimulus funding for the public service will probably create delays that would undermine, or make impossible, mail-in voting. In the pandemic, voting by mail will be more vital than ever.
The biggest unions representing U.S. Postal Workers are the American Postal Workers’ Union (APWU), some 200,000 strong, and the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), which represents city delivery letter carriers. They’ve been coordinating efforts, and finding tremendous public support. They’ve already had some of the policy changes put on hold for the time being.