From the Affordable Mail Alliance

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The bolding below is mine.  It is imperative that we move forward, and work together with the USPS towards a sustainable future for us all…there is a lot more work to be done.

CONGRATULATIONS! After hours of hearings and thousands of statements the Postal Regulatory Commission has rejected the Postal Service’s demand for a massive rate hike above the rate of inflation. Now the Postal Service will be obliged to follow the law and keep any rate increase within the legal limit, equal to the rate of inflation.

Thank you to every member of the Alliance and particularly to Senator Susan Collins for her leadership and advocacy for the future of the Postal Service.
There is more work to be done to ensure that the Postal Service gets its costs under control and the Alliance stands ready to work with the Postal Service and Congress to do everything possible.

The Affordable Mail Alliance will continue to work with the Postal Service to eliminate excess capacity and costs in the system. Additionally, the Alliance will press Congress to correct the overfunding of postal pensions so that mailers are not taxed to subsidize other government programs.

We’re proud of our work in the last three months, creating the Affordable Mail Alliance – an unprecedented coalition of Postal customers – committed to working with all parties, including the Postal Service and Congress, to improve the mailing system for all that use it. With over 1,200 members and counting, the Alliance is made up of non-profits, Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, major trade associations, consumer groups and citizens.

Look forward to updates in the coming weeks from the Affordable Mail Alliance, as we continue to work towards better conditions for mailers and the United States Postal Service.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

September 30th, 2010 at 5:07 pm

Posted in USPS

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