Shaheen Endorsed By American Postal Workers Union, Manchester Local 230
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 11, 2020
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Manchester, N.H. – Today, the American Postal Workers Union, Manchester Local 230, representing 800 workers across the state, endorsed Senator Jeanne Shaheen for re-election to the U.S. Senate, highlighting her efforts to protect the United States Postal Service and to stand up for Granite State working men and women.
“Every American depends on the Postal Service, in rural areas and in cities. Our seniors depend on our postal workers to deliver their prescriptions, and our veterans depend on them for their benefits, and we must protect the USPS and these workers, no matter what,” said Senator Jeanne Shaheen. “Even as the Trump administration works to undermine the mission of the USPS, postal workers have remained focused on getting the job done during the pandemic, keeping up with increased demand and making sure Granite Staters receive their mail. I’ll keep fighting to protect the Post Office and our postal workers, and I’m so proud to have the men and women of New Hampshire’s American Postal Workers Union standing with me this fall.”
“Throughout her career, Senator Jeanne Shaheen has consistently advocated for our postal workers in New Hampshire and fought to protect the Postal Service,” said Dana Coletti, President, American Postal Workers Union, Manchester Local 230. “In the Senate, she has pressed to increase USPS funding, to invest in the infrastructure we depend on, and to protect union rights. Most recently, when the Postal Service was under threat, she listened to our concerns and stood with us, demanding the reversal of the harmful proposed changes. This is the kind of leadership Granite Staters deserve, and why we need her back in the U.S. Senate, fighting for the working men and women of New Hampshire.”
Senator Shaheen has worked across the aisle to protect the integrity of the United States Postal Service and the livelihoods of its workers. In the Senate, she has delivered millions of federal dollars to improve the roads and bridges that postal workers travel each day. When the Trump administration proposed changes to the USPS including cutting over time and removing mail sorting machines, Shaheen stood with postal workers to call for the reversal of these policy changes that would have hurt USPS employees and the Granite Staters who rely on them, and continues to push for $25 billion in additional funding for the Postal Service.