USPS workers rally to fight privatization

Published: Oct. 8, 2018 at 6:22 PM CDT
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Post office workers want to make sure lawmakers keep the U.S. Postal Service an independent establishment from the federal government.

Local members of the American Postal Workers Union joined in a nationwide rally Monday morning outside the main Topeka post office on Kansas Ave.

"If the Post Office goes away, you're going to recognize what a good thing it's been all along, and how affordable it is, and it's basically a vital part the American infrastructure," Kansas State Assn. of Letter Carriers Andy Tuttle said.

They oppose the Trump administration's proposal to privatize the postal service. The union says post offices would close, people would lose their jobs, and prices would increase.

The post office receives no money from taxpayers.