Eau Claire (WQOW) – People rallied Monday against the idea the United States Postal Service could be privatized and sold to the highest bidder.
People across the nation protested Monday to raise awareness about privatizing one of the few government agencies actually defined in the United States Constitution.
Locally, carriers gathered outside the U.S. Bank building on South Barstow Street Monday afternoon. They called on lawmakers to deny the sale of the U.S. Postal Service, an agency that employs more than 7 million Americans across the country.
President Trump issued an executive order to study the U.S. Postal Service back in April, and the task force concluded the agency is unsustainable. Leaders could consider job and wage cuts, and reducing mail delivery access to fix it.
“The U.S. Postal Service is red white and blue. It doesn’t matter if you’re [a] Republican, it doesn’t matter if you’re [a] Democrat, we serve all Americans,” said Corey Grotte, President of the National Association for Letter Carriers – Chippewa Valley.
State Senate Candidate Jeff Smith was there Monday.
According to the Washington Post, many members of congress are prepared to block President Trump’s plan to privatize the “federal agency with the highest approval rating. Grotte said the House of Representatives is working on a bill that would prevent the administration from privatizing the Postal Service.