WASHINGTON, March 19 The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) union urged Congress today to approve health care reform legislation and send it to the White House for signature by President Obama. The action followed unanimous approval by the union's 28-member Executive Council of a resolution to endorse the legislation.
NALC President Fredric V. Rolando called on all members of the House of Representatives to support the interests of working families when they vote on the legislation this weekend.
"The time for debate is over. The time for legislative courage is at hand," Rolando said.
"Lawmakers must not be swayed by the hyperbole and vitriol of many reform opponents who have misled the public about this legislation," Rolando said. "Over time, this legislation will reduce the deficit, slow health care inflation for nearly 300,000 active and retired letter carriers (whose premiums have doubled over the past 10 years) and strengthen the Postal Service's finances. We urge every member of the House, in both parties, to stand up for a better health care system for our nation."
The 295,000-member NALC represents city delivery letter carriers in all 50 states and U.S. jurisdictions employed by the U.S. Postal Service, along with retired letter carriers.
SOURCE National Association of Letter Carriers