Economist Jim Sauber who serves as Chief of Staff to the President of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) joins us to explain the attack on the USPS, the reasons for the sale of local post offices, what communities are doing to save the postal service and the vision to expand the services provided at local post offices to include voting, finances and a US Postal Savings Bank to finance infrastructure programs and create jobs.
Relevant articles and websites:
Don’t Shrink the Postal Service; Expand It! by Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese
Jim Sauber is the Chief of Staff to the President of National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), where he served many years as its Research Director. He joined the staff of the NALC as an economist in 1985 and has participated in seven rounds of collective bargaining with the United States Postal Service. He is responsible for coordinating the research, collective bargaining, public policy and legislative activities of the union. He serves as the Vice Chairman of the Employee Thrift Advisory Council which deals with the nation’s largest employee retirement savings plan and represents the NALC on as an executive committee member of Union Global Union (UNI), a Swissbased global trade union federation comprised of hundreds of affiliated postal unions representing four million postal workers around the world. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University.