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Related Categories: San Francisco | Labor & Workers
View other events for the week of 7/13/2015
Laborfest: A Victory in Fight to Save our Post Offices
Date Monday July 13
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Canessa Gallery - 708 Montgomery St., at Columbus, San Francisco. Buses: 10, 12, 41
Event Type Other
Organizer/Author
A Victory in the Fight to Save our Historic Post Offices
With members of the Committee to Save the Berkeley Post Office
The U.S. Postal Service, now headed by those favoring privatization, is closing and selling off many post offices listed on the National Register of Historic Places, reducing postal services and cutting public sector union jobs. Many of these historic post offices have murals and art created during the New Deal. The City of Berkeley, however, prevailed in federal court saving the historic post office building and setting a precedent for others. The case promises to save union jobs by requiring the USPS to follow the law. Come hear the story of how a spirited group of Berkeley residents set a national precedent.
Citizens to Save the Berkeley Post Office fought for their historic building and art for three years. They made the nation aware of the issue with articles in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times and the San Francisco Chronicle.
For information: harveysmithberkeley [at] yahoo.com
or call 510-684-0414
See also:
http://www.canessa.org/events.html
http://livingnewdeal.org/about/project-team/
http://www.laborfest.net/2015/2015schedule.htm
Added to the calendar on Wednesday Jun 17th, 2015 9:54 PM
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