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Portland rally to save the Post Office

Another story on the theme of, "It's about globalization, stupid."
Portland rally to save the Post Office
Portland rally to save the Post Office
Today, on July 1st, about 100 people gathered to protest the threat of privatizing the U.S. Postal Service.

Pictured here is Richard Lochner, a postal union activist and Green Party member. Postal service workers from Southern Oregon, representatives from Jobs With Justice, and band General Strike were in attendance, among others.

At issue are threats to the Post Office from private mail carriers and services such as FedEx, UPS, and Mailboxes etc. At risk are Saturday delivery, 75,000 jobs, and the ability of employess to engage in collective bargaining.

The threat to the USPS is part of a larger attempt by private carriers to take down public mail services. UPS is currently trying to use the WTO to dissemble the Canadian postal service. more information

For more information, contact the National Association of Letter Carriers, Branch 82, Jim Cook, President, (503) 493-5903

Background on rally and issues, at JWJ site