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Statement From UAW President Ray Curry on USPS Next Generation Delivery Vehicles

Detroit — In response to the United States Postal Service’s decision, Wednesday, to finalize the Next Generation Delivery Vehicle contract with Oshkosh Defense amid widespread concern over the contract’s environmental and community impact, including potential infractions of national environmental standards, UAW President Ray Curry issued the following statement: “Modernizing the Postal Service fleet must both deliver significant investments in green, electric vehicles and create good, union jobs. USPS’s unilateral decision Wednesday to formalize its NGDV production without addressing serious concerns raised by the UAW, environmental advocates, the EPA and the White House is a troubling move that fails to live up to ... Read more

We Can Build It!

SATURDAY: Oshkosh Defense Workers, Elected Leaders to Rally Demanding Good Union Jobs for Wisconsin Families Oshkosh Defense slashed hometown jobs in half since 2012 Workers urge company to build USPS vehicles in Wisconsin, create 1,000 local jobs OSHKOSH, WI — Joined by community members and elected leaders outraged by the loss of local jobs, Oshkosh Defense workers with the United Automobile Workers (UAW) Local 578 will rally Saturday at the corporation’s massive headquarters calling for a major investment in good union jobs for Fox Valley families. Standing side-by-side with Wisconsin leaders including Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes, Assemblymember Gordon Hintz, and ... Read more

Statement from UAW President Ray Curry on USPS Next Generation Delivery Vehicles

Detroit – “The USPS’s Next Generation Delivery Vehicle is an opportunity for the Biden administration to make real investments in both a cleaner future and good union jobs, but the contract as it currently stands fails on both accounts. To address this problem, we urge the Administration via the Environmental Protection Agency to refer the Postal Service’s decision on its delivery trucks to the CEQ. This is a critical issue for workers and the environment. The UAW submitted comments on the USPS Draft Environmental Impact Study and the failure of the study to consider the impact of where and how the ... Read more

blackpressusa OP-ED: The United States Postal Service Delivers Much More Than Mail

Secretary-Treasurer Ray Curry By Ray Curry, Secretary-Treasurer, UAW America’s Postal service has been an essential institution that has connected every one of us as Americans even before we were a nation independent of Great Britain. The most American of traditions Benjamin Franklin was appointed our first Postmaster General in 1775.  This democratic treasure, which has proven as reliable as it has self-sufficient, was a model for how government service should work. Its rich history is America’s history of adaptability, ingenuity and grit… Read more on blackpressusa.com >>>