postal cuts

POSTAL CUTS, HOW WILL YOU BE IMPACTED? HEAR OUR INTERVIEW WITH POSTAL WORKERS' REPRESENTATIVES

 

“This is the people’s postal service, it doesn’t belong to big corporations or politicians.” - Vice President Eddie B. Cooper Jr.

 

Update: Listen online now to our interview with the APWU representatives:  http://kiwi6.com/file/nspuuym4zw

January 16, 2015 (San Diego)--Hear our interview with Tom Wood and Eddie B. Cooper jr. of the San Diego American Postal Workers Union. Learn about major cuts to the postal service and how they may affect you, your business and your community.  We’ll also have information about a boycott of Staples organized by Postal workers and supported by teachers’ organizations over the out-sourcing of postal work to Staples and efforts to privatize the U.S. Postal Service established by Benjamin Franklin.

WILL THE POST OFFICE BE DISMANTLED?

 

 

Overnight mail service ends; privatization push triggers boycott of Staples

By Hayden Parsley

Miriam Raftery also  contributed to this report.

Click here to hear our radio interview with Tom Wood and Eddie B. Cooper Jr. with the American Postal Workers Union Local 197 in San Diego.

January 9, 2015 (San Diego) – Many Americans are shocked to learn that effective January 5th, the U.S. Postal Service has stopped all overnight deliveries. Nationwide, 82 mail processing plants are closing, hours have been cut at Post Offices, and patrons are being steered toward competitors such as Staples, triggering a backlash in the form of a Staples boycott.

It’s all part of an effort by conservatives in Congress to slow down, outsource and privatize postal services—a move that could ultimately lead to the demise of the Post Office completely. That could mean price hikes for stamps and delivery services, lay-offs for workers, inconveniences and new costs for businesses, as well as potential cuts in delivery for rural residents.  That’s concerning for those reliant on mail deliveries of vital items such as prescription medications.