May Day Postal Rally in NYC

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PRESS RELEASE April 29, 2013 – New York City The Postal Service is under siege — New York City post offices put up for sale, Postmaster Donahoe’s failed attempt to cutback mail delivery to five days, and the rush to close mail processing plants throughout the nation. These cutbacks in services have the biggest impact on people who most depend … Read More

Postal Vision 2020 looks at the future of “postal services” and sees privatization

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The third annual Postal Vision 2020 conference will take place this week in Washington, DC.  The conference brings together speakers from a variety of backgrounds for what the Postal Vision website describes as a "provocative, candid conversation about what Americans should have in the way of ‘postal services’ in 2020 and beyond and who should provide them.” More about postal privatization: … Read More

Twenty Minutes at the PRC: Postal workers protest the plant consolidations

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Last week postal workers took the fight to stop the consolidation of mail processing plants to the nation’s capital.  On Wednesday, April 10, employees representing several communities and APWU locals traveled to Washington, DC, to meet with their elected officials and protest the Postal Service’s decision to accelerate the consolidation of 55 mail processing plants that had been scheduled for 2014.  … Read More

Binding the nation together: Berkeley and the Bronx join forces to save the post office

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For our Founding Fathers, post offices and post roads played an essential role in “binding our nation together.”  Congress reaffirmed that vision when it passed the Postal Reorganization Act of 1970: “The Postal Service shall have as its basic function the obligation to provide postal services to bind the Nation together.” The leaders of the Postal Service appear to have … Read More