Over a hundred people demonstrated in Berkeley yesterday to protest the sale of the city's historic post office. Some are camping out to continue the protest. The protest was widely covered in the news media, including articles on NBC (with videos), CBS, KTVU, Contra Costa Times, and SF Gate.
DailyKos has a good piece on the latest developments concerning the Berkeley Post Office. It starts like this: "We petitioned. We wrote letters. We got the City Council and the Mayor to write letters. We rallied and marched. We got our state reps and Barbara Lee, our US Representative, to make entreaties. The decision to sell the historic Berkeley Post … Read More
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
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
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
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