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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 […]


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


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 […]


U.S. and British postal workers fight privatization

By July 23, 2013

A British parliamentary spokesperson announced on May 13 that the world’s oldest postal service would be privatized this fall.  Royal Mail  opened to the public in 1635. The U.S. Postal Service, originally part of the British postal system, is also threatened with privatization by powerful congressional and corporate forces. Postal workers, however, are organizing resistance […]