Fighting Post Office Closings and Privatization
With Gray Brechin, Ying Lee, Dave Welsh (NALC-retired), Harvey Smith and a representative from the APWU.
Historic post offices are being closed, postal services reduced, and public sector jobs cut. “It’s all because of email” has been the excuse, but all the major think tanks on the Right have position papers on privatizing the USPS. The post offices, many adorned with New Deal art that our parents, grandparents and great-grandparents paid for with their taxes are being sold as part of the plan to turn over profitable postal operations to private sector operations like UPS, FedEx and Pitney-Bowes. Austerity enablers in Congress, USPS management and real estate opportunists are enabling this heist. Speakers will describe the organizing, legal and legislative efforts to resist the cuts in jobs and services and the theft of our historic legacy. http://www.newdeallegacy.org http://www.livingnewdeal.org http://livingnewdeal.berkeley.edu/newsletter/march-2013/ http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs180/1103359479611/archive/1112348736410.html http://graybrechin.net/ http://www.apwu.org/index2.htm http://www.laborfest.net/2013/2013schedule.htm