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WW photo: Johnnie Stevens

WW photo: Johnnie Stevens

A delegation from Community-Labor United for Postal Jobs and Services attended the national convention of Postal Office Women for Equal Rights, held at the National Association of Letter Carriers headquarters in New York on Aug. 24. The CLUPJS members saluted the work of POWER in affirming and advancing women in the workplace and fighting to save the U.S. Postal Service, which is in danger of being privatized. In a statement, they said: “Women’s leadership and sensitivity to women’s needs are critical at this time when the union movement must rebuild itself from the bottom up. That means organizing women workers, especially women of color, single mothers and youth, who are often forced to take part-time or temporary jobs at poverty-level wages with no benefits. All workers must be guaranteed the right to jobs at living wages, with free health care and affordable housing and education.”