CHAPTER 654

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION

MEMORIALIZING THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES TO CONSIDER FAVORABLY AN INCREASE OF SALARY FOR EMPLOYEES OF THE UNITED STATES POST OFFICE.

WHEREAS, the responsibility of increasing the salaries of Employees of the United States Post Office rests fully upon the shoulders of the United States Congress ; and

WHEREAS, the Employees who maintain this vital communication establishment have not received a wage increase since 1951, even in the face of continued rise in the cost of living; and

WHEREAS, the spendable income of Post Office Employees today is at least $600.00 behind the spendable income they had in 1939; and

WHEREAS, the Post Office Employees' productivity has increased tremendously over the past years, with a savings of hundreds of millions of dollars, proving beyond a doubt that these Employees are not only entitled to an increase but they are by all standards deserving of one ; and

WHEREAS, there has been introduced Senate Bill number 1 and House of Representatives Bill number 1826 in the United States Congress providing for an increase of 10 per cent or $400.00 per annum, whichever is greater; and

WHEREAS, the Post Office Employees are more than justifiably entitled to at least this increase ; NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives of the State of Delaware, the Senate concurring therein, that the 118th General Assembly of the State of Delaware urges and requests the Congress of the United States to enact the proposed legislation before the Congress relative to an increase of salary to Post Office Employees ; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Senators and the Representatives of the United States are hereby respectfully requested to exert every effort and utilize all facilities at their disposal to further said action; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that copies of this resolution shall forthwith be transmitted to the presiding officer of each House and to the Chairman of the House and Senate Post Office & Civil Service Committee of the United States Congress and to each Senator and Representative from the State of Delaware.

Approved March 21, 1955.