Unions rally against proposed postal service privatization

A group of about 80 workers in downtown St. Louis joined mail carriers across the country Monday in protesting a plan proposed by the Trump administration to privatize the United States Postal Service.

In June, the administration floated the idea of selling the postal service, but officials have yet to release a task force report with details of a privatization plan.

Three unions representing postal workers participated in Monday’s rally. They voiced concerns that the privatization would focus on profitable urban pockets, leaving poorer parts of cities and rural areas underserved or unserved.

The groups said there is bi-partisan support for resolutions in the U.S. House and Senate to prevent a sale.

Read more: St. Louis Public Radio


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