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Chicago postal protest previews April 24 rallies

By April 12, 2014
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Chicago — Over 700 postal and other workers walked a picket line in front of a Chicago area Staples store on April 5.  The protesters marched back and forth over the block-long sidewalk for an hour and a half, chanting “Whose Postal Office?  The People’s Post Office!” Many wore T-shirts that read: “Stop Staples. The […]

 

On the picket line

By March 21, 2014

Unions unite to defend public postal service The four unions that together provide the service in the U.S. Postal Service formed a historic alliance on March 11. They vowed to stand together to fight right-wing attacks on the USPS. According to the proclamation announcing the alliance, a congressionally manufactured financial crisis threatens six-day delivery, reduction […]

 

Postal workers, supporters in D.C.: ‘Don’t let another life be taken’

By January 24, 2014
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Washington, D.C. — Letter carriers and community supporters assembled in the midst of hundreds of people at the recently dedicated national Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial statue in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 20, the official Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. King’s life was dedicated to making change, and the letter carriers and their supporters […]

 

‘Save the Bronx Post Office’ rally held

By October 4, 2013

Bronx, N.Y. — “The Postal Service is under siege” was how Chuck Zlatkin, political director of the NY Metro Area American Postal Workers Union, characterized the struggle to save the U.S. Postal Service on Sept. 21. Zlatkin was chairing a forum at the Lincoln Hospital Center in the Bronx. Following the forum, postal workers and […]

 

Activists protest postal service privatization

By September 20, 2013
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Members of Communities and Postal Workers United and Community- Labor United for Postal Jobs and Services attended the quadrennial AFL-CIO convention here from Sept. 8 to 11. The postal activists were there to broaden the movement to save the U.S. Postal Service. They handed out hundreds of “Privatization hurts all workers” fliers and CPWU newsletters. […]

 

Activists honor post o

By September 8, 2013
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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 people’s post office

By August 12, 2013

Without question, the big-business class — and their agents in the U.S. Postal Service headquarters, the executive branch and Congress — are on a path to dismantle the Postal Service, privatize the profitable parts of it, and neutralize or destroy the postal unions. Their whole economic system is in crisis. It’s not working. So the […]

 

Berkeley, Calif., says: Save the People’s Post Office

By August 1, 2013
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About 200 people rallied on July 27 “in direct defense of our post office” on the steps of the threatened historic main post office building in downtown Berkeley, Calif. The rally was part of a national weekend of action to save the U.S. Postal Service, including actions at threatened post offices in the Bronx, N.Y.; […]

 

Postal bill draws protests in U.S. cities

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Bronx, N.Y. — No more door-to-door mail delivery. The end of Saturday mail. Those are just two of the severe cuts approved July 24 by the Congressional committee that oversees the U.S. Postal Service. The National Postal Mail Handlers Union, the Rural Letter Carriers Union, the American Postal Workers Union and the National Association of […]

 

Film on postal struggle of 1978: ‘Signed, Sealed and Delivered’

By July 10, 2013

“Signed Sealed and Delivered: Labor Struggle in the Post Office,” is a 45-minute-long film made in 1980 by Tami Gold, Dan Gordon and Erik Lewis. The film was shown at the Interference Archive in Brooklyn, N.Y., on June 20. On July 21, 1978, thousands of postal workers walked off their jobs when their contract expired, […]

 
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Ambiguity, inaccuracy and the ‘mentally ill’

Some people in the community of people with disabilities — including this reporter — who have an emotional, psychiatric or mental disability are now using the term “so-called mentally ill.” This reporter was misdiagnosed with schizophrenia in 1975 and was improperly medicated for six years. Finally another psychiatrist corrected the misdiagnosis and gradually weaned me off the extremely addictive medications that had caused serious side effects, including drowsiness, disorientation, uncontrollable shaking, inability to sleep and unusual sensitivity to heat. […]

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