Who’s Pushing Post Office Privatization? by Joseph Piette + Save The People’s Post Office by Dave Welsh

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by Joseph Piette
www.workers.org
August 11, 2013

Save the Post Office Rally

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Postal and community activists struggling to save the U.S. Postal Service from privatization need to know who they are fighting against.

The Postal Service was established in 1775. It needed government administration as it was so important for communication.

Even in today’s age of Internet communication, 20 percent of the U.S. population lack Internet access and depend on the post office for bills, bank statements and letters. (Gallup World, Aug. 4) The Postal Service is still essential for the $1.3-trillion mailing industry.

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We Can’t Lose The Post Office by Dave Welsh + Postal Bill Draws Protests in U.S. Cities by Joseph Piette

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by Dave Welch
SocialistWorker.org
August 1, 2013

Save the Post Office Rally

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Dave Welch is a retired letter carrier, delegate to the San Francisco Labor Council and organizer with Save the People’s Post Office, a community and labor coalition fighting to stop the closure of the main post office in Berkeley, Calif., where a “direct defense” of the city’s historic facility has been underway since July 27. Here, he reports on actions across the U.S. to stop the closing of post offices and layoffs of postal workers.


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