Hurdles in sale of Bronx GPO

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Bronx Times reporter David Cruz has been following the story on the sale of the Bronx GPO since the beginning, and he has a new story today about the efforts to stop the sale.   "The sale of the iconic Bronx General Post Office may not be as easy as the U.S. Postal Service thought," writes Cruz. "Residents, labor groups … Read More

Occupation of post office thwarted in Portland, protestors celebrate birthday of the Post Office

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Dozens of demonstrators rallied and attempted to occupy the Main Post Office in Portland on Friday in protest of postal privatization, but a heavy presence of Department of Homeland Security police, Postal Inspectors and a half dozen postal managers standing inside the post office lobby prevented the protestors from entering the building.  That didn't stop them from breaking out into a rendition … Read More

APWU Joins the fight: Save Historic Post Offices From the Auction Block

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The APWU has joined the fight to stop the sale of historic post office buildings.  The union has created a guidelines document that it's distributing to local and state leaders who are engaged in efforts to stop the Postal Service from selling historic post offices.  Finding common ground with communities fighting the sales, APWU President Cliff Guffey and Legislative and Political Director … Read More

Opponents of historic post office’s closure in Glendale speak out

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The Postal Service is moving forward on its plan to sell the 1936 post office in Glendale, California.  As with so many other New Deal post offices in California — Venice, Santa Monica, La Jolla, Ukiah, and Berkeley — the Postal Service says the building is too large and it would prefer to lease a small space.  As usual, the … Read More

Mold closes another post office

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The Postal Service seems to be having a mold problem.  In 2011, it closed the post office in Royalton, Kentucky, because mold had rendered it unsafe.  Last year, post offices in Knox, New York, and Bangor, Wisconsin, were deemed unsafe and unsanitary for customers and employees because of mold and other problems.  This week, the post office in Dupree, South Dakota, was closed … Read More

U.S. and British postal workers fight privatization

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A British parliamentary spokesperson announced on May 13 that the world’s oldest postal service would be privatized this fall.  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 to the for-profit theft of the “people’s post office” in both countries. “Save … Read More