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On the picket line

December 28, 2014

New labor regs speed up unionization process The National Labor Relations Board issued a new set of rules on Dec. 12 to streamline the process for workers who want to join unions. While previously, workers filing for union representation had to wait as long as a month before union elections could [...]

Berkeley, Calif., community rallies to save Post Office

December 21, 2014

Berkeley, Calif., Dec. 6: Stopping raid and saving P.O.WW photo: Judy Greenspan Berkeley, Calif. — At noon on Dec. 6, more than 150 people gathered on the steps of the main Berkeley Post Office to demand that this historic building not be sold. Supporters sang “We Shall Not Be Moved” for [...]

On the picket line

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 [...]

Grassroots actions defend Post Office

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, [...]

California teachers’ union votes to boycott Staples

May 3, 2014

The following announcement was posted on 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 [...]

Chicago postal protest previews April 24 rallies

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 [...]

Postal unions unite against privatization

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 [...]

On the picket line

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 [...]

On the picket line

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 [...]

On the picket line

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 [...]
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