Action by Voters from Six Key States Could Stop the Tax Scam

Hugh J. Campbell

Hugh J. Campbell Son of a steelworker, Philadelphia, Pa.

The American Sustainable Business Council’s Senior Tax Analyst, John O'Neill asks supporters to immediately target the following seven “on the fence” Republican Senators a very close vote, on the vitally important tax bill with long-term repercussions:

Sen. James Lankford (R, OK) – Concerned about the federal debt.

Sen. Ron Johnson (R, WI) – Concerned that the tax bill does too little to help small business.

Sen. Susan Collins (R, ME) – Concerned about the wealthy getting most benefit.

Sen. Jeff Flake (R, AZ) – Concerned about how the bill will affect the sick and grow the debt.

Sen. John McCain (R, AZ) – Concerned that the bill’s not following regular order and does too much for the rich.

Sen. Marco Rubio (R, FL) and Sen. Mike Lee (R, UT) – Concerned that the tax bill does too little for working families while cutting the top corporate tax rate to 21 percent from 35 percent.

The long-term repercussions include:

  • Adding $1.5 trillion to the federal deficit, forcing cuts to essential federal programs, and reducing spending on items like infrastructure and education that strengthen our economy.
  • Creating a territorial tax that will make U.S.-based businesses less competitive and allow multinational corporations to continue to evade their fair share of taxes.
  • Ignoring the needs of  working Americans and the middle class, whose consumer spending drives the economy as a whole.

This bill will take our economy in the wrong direction.

Swaying the small number of senators necessary to kill this bill will pay long-term dividends.

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Hugh Campbell is a seasoned financial professional, currently providing subject matter expertise on a variety of regulatory topics, including the Dodd-Frank Act, the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and overall compliance monitoring. Hugh has previously held positions as Chief Risk Officer (CRO), Chief Audit Executive (CAE) and Director of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Compliance.

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Get to Know AFL-CIO's Affiliates: National Association of Letter Carriers

From the AFL-CIO

Next up in our series that takes a deeper look at each of our affiliates is the National Association of Letter Carriers.

Name of Union: National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC)

Mission: To unite fraternally all city letter carriers employed by the U.S. Postal Service for their mutual benefit; to obtain and secure rights as employees of the USPS and to strive at all times to promote the safety and the welfare of every member; to strive for the constant improvement of the Postal Service; and for other purposes. NALC is a single-craft union and is the sole collective-bargaining agent for city letter carriers.

Current Leadership of Union: Fredric V. Rolando serves as president of NALC, after being sworn in as the union's 18th president in 2009. Rolando began his career as a letter carrier in 1978 in South Miami before moving to Sarasota in 1984. He was elected president of Branch 2148 in 1988 and served in that role until 1999. In the ensuing years, he worked in various roles for NALC before winning his election as a national officer in 2002, when he was elected director of city delivery. In 2006, he won election as executive vice president. Rolando was re-elected as NALC president in 2010, 2014 and 2018.

Brian Renfroe serves as executive vice president, Lew Drass as vice president, Nicole Rhine as secretary-treasurer, Paul Barner as assistant secretary-treasurer, Christopher Jackson as director of city delivery, Manuel L. Peralta Jr. as director of safety and health, Dan Toth as director of retired members, Stephanie Stewart as director of the Health Benefit Plan and James W. “Jim” Yates as director of life insurance.

Number of Members: 291,000 active and retired letter carriers.

Members Work As: City letter carriers.

Industries Represented: The United States Postal Service.

History: In 1794, the first letter carriers were appointed by Congress as the implementation of the new U.S. Constitution was being put into effect. By the time of the Civil War, free delivery of city mail was established and letter carriers successfully concluded a campaign for the eight-hour workday in 1888. The next year, letter carriers came together in Milwaukee and the National Association of Letter Carriers was formed.

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