In a letter to the Senate dated March 26, Frederic Rolando, president of the National Association of Letter Carriers, urged lawmakers to consider the negative implications of bill S. 1789, known as the 21st Century Postal Service Act, which was created to address the financial crisis at the United States Postal Service.

Although S. 1789 is a well-intended bill, Rolando noted, it fails to address USPS' most serious problems and doesn't do enough to help the agency in the long term.

"S. 1789 appears to be based on the Postal Service's dangerously misguided business strategy, which relies almost exclusively on reducing the quality and value of its services to households and American businesses, the main users of the mail," Rolando said. "This approach, which will see the elimination of at least 150,000 good paying jobs, will not work. As Senator Collins observed in a Senate-floor speech on March 19, this plan will 'drive away customers' and 'shrink the Postal Service to a level that will ultimately hasten its insolvency.'"

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