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On the picket line

By October 4, 2014

Nurses stage die-in to demand Ebola readiness in U.S. About 1,000 members of National Nurses United staged a die-in during their conference in Las Vegas on Sept. 24. They protested the lack of readiness in this country to confront the Ebola epidemic sweeping West Africa. Marching through the Planet Hollywood casino, they moved on to […]


Grassroots actions defend Post Office

By July 8, 2014

As postal workers, we’re in for a fight — to protect our union jobs and the public Post Office that people have depended on since it was founded in 1775. Private companies, and their cronies in Congress and USPS headquarters, are scheming to dismantle and privatize this highly successful, $68-billion-in-annual-revenue operation. In the end, what they want is […]


California teachers’ union votes to boycott Staples

By May 3, 2014

The following announcement was posted on Ruralinfo.net on April 29. Sacramento, Calif. – The Executive Council of the California Federation of Teachers (CFT), representing 120,000 educational employees from Head Start through university, voted unanimously last evening to boycott office supply and bulk goods retailer Staples.  The CFT took this action at the request of the […]


Chicago postal protest previews April 24 rallies

By April 12, 2014

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 […]


Postal unions unite against privatization

By March 29, 2014

In the face of unprecedented attacks from Congress, corporations and postal management, the four major postal unions have created a fightback coalition with the goal of saving the people’s postal service. The presidents of the American Postal Workers Union (APWU), the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), the National Postal Mail Handlers Union (NPMHU) and […]


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 […]


On the picket line

By February 7, 2014

‘Stop Staples: The U.S. mail is not for sale’ Chanting “Stop Staples! The U.S. mail is not for sale!” about 200 members of the American Postal Workers Union, representatives of many other unions, and their supporters protested outside Staples stores in San Francisco and San Jose, Calif., on Jan. 28. Demonstrators oppose a deal between […]


On the picket line

By January 25, 2014

Low-wage workers in six states get raises While the federal minimum wage is stuck at $7.25 an hour, some low-paid workers in six states will get raises this year. The state of Washington’s minimum wage, highest at $9 an hour, rose to $9.32 in 2014, since it is tied to inflation. Other states are catching […]


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 […]


Who’s pushing post office privatization?

By August 11, 2013

Postal and community activists struggling to save the U.S. Postal Service from privatization need to know who they are fighting against. The Postal Service was established in 1775. It needed government administration as it was so important for communication. Even in today’s age of Internet communication, 20 percent of the U.S. population lack Internet access […]