The American Postal Workers Union is pushing ahead with an ad campaign meant to inform people about what it says are the real reasons the U.S. Postal Service is in such dire straits.
The ads, which will run for two months on CNN, MSNBC and Fox, pin the blame on a law Congress passed in 2006 that the union contends burdened the Postal Service with billions in costs other agencies and businesses don't have to pay.
"The USPS's difficulties have gotten the attention of legislators and the news media," APWU president Cliff Guffey said in a statement sent to Influence Alley. "But, unfortunately, the cause of the problem is frequently misunderstood. It is crucial we tell the real story."
The ad closes by saying: "Congress created this problem and Congress can fix it."