National Day of Action “I Stand With Postal Workers”

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Date(s) - 14/05/2015
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

West Oakland Post Office


Help Save Our Public Postal Service!

May 14 – Attend an Event at a Post Office Near You

The contract between the American Postal Workers Union and the U.S. Postal Service expires on May 20, and as the deadline approaches, postal workers have an important message:

The U.S. Postal Service is under attack. Our national treasure is in the grips of a manufactured financial crisis that is being used to justify an all-out assault on postal workers, on service to the American people, and on the Postal Service as a great public institution.

There are two competing visions for the future of the U.S. Postal Service:

Top-level postal bosses are using the ginned-up financial crisis to justify their vision: Cut service, privatize operations, and convert living-wage, union jobs into low-wage, non-union jobs. And many in Congress and on Wall Street are eager to dismantle the Postal Service so they can turn over the profitable pieces to their cronies in private industry.

The members of the APWU envision a vibrant, public Postal Service that expands hours; offers new services, such as postal banking, and gives quality service to people across the country – no matter who they are, where they live, or how much money they have.

Our vision is reflected in the demands we have brought to the bargaining table. In addition to proposals that would protect good, stable jobs, postal workers are demanding extended hours at post offices to shorten customers’ wait time in line, an end to the closure of mail sorting centers, restoration of prompt mail delivery, and the addition of postal banking.

As negotiations draw to a close, postal workers need a strong demonstration of support.

  • May 14 – Attend an event at a post office near you. For locations and other info, visit
  • Sign a postcard to Postmaster General Megan Brennan at
  • Spread the word! For updated information about postal workers’ fight, visit

Meet at West Oakland Post Office

About Barbara MacLean

Barbara MacLean has worked as an academic and career counselor at California State University, East Bay (CSUEB), Merritt and West Valley Colleges and as a career counselor and manager of the Oakland One Stop Career Center, a public career and jobs center in partnership with EDD. She is a co-founder and editor of Planning Beyond Capitalism.

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