Save the Berkeley Post Office Protesters Set up Camp

adminBlog

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.  

Hurdles in sale of Bronx GPO

adminBlog

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

adminBlog

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

adminBlog

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

adminBlog

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