Posted in Columns Labor Wade Rathke

The continued call to organize the South

by Wade Rathke December 26, 2020 Pearl River   Ben Speight is a seasoned labor organizer based in Atlanta. I’ve known him for a while, initially as an organizer with the Teamsters locals there. More recently…

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Posted in Common Dreams News USPS Voter suppression

Postal Union Leaders Warn Removal of Mail Sorting Machines and Other DeJoy Damage May Be Difficult to Reverse

“Everybody is fundamentally watching the beginning of the dismantling of the Postal Service,” one veteran postal worker said. by Lisa Newcomb, staff writer Thursday, August 19 Postal workers and union leaders across the nation are warning…

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Posted in Columns Hightower

Don’t let Trump gut the Post Office

What kind of leader thinks in a pandemic: “Here’s our chance to kill the postal service!” By Jim Hightower May 6, 2020 What’s the gimmick in Trump’s plan to “rescue” the public Postal Service? One thing…

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Posted in Analysis Columns Hightower

Why the madman in the White House wants to kill the Post Office amid a pandemic

The entire public system—including our beloved U.S. Postal Service—is now under direct attack by an outbreak of Trumpista vitriolitus, an inexplicable form of personal animosity emanating from the White House. by Jim Hightower Wednesday, April 29…

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Posted in Bailout 2020 Common Dreams News Public Policy USPS

Postal Union Slams Trump for Holding USPS funds hostage to force cuts

‘A Power Grab’ ‘Draconian’ “This administration is committed to fulfilling the decades-long pursuit by some to sacrifice our public Postal Service at the altar of private profit.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer The 200,000-member American Postal…

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Posted in Columns Hightower OtherWords

Most years, the Postal Service is a moneymaker

Most of the agency’s deficits are phony paper losses, manufactured by Congress at the behest of corporate privatizers. By Jim Hightower April 22, 2020 One public service that people really like and count on is the…

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Posted in Coronavirus Labor News Public Health

Postal Workers say USPS isn’t telling them when colleagues test positive for COVID-19, despite promising to

The CDC says people who have been exposed to COVID-19 should quarantine. Many postal workers say they have no way of knowing if that’s them. by Maryam Jameel April 14, 10:40 a.m. EDT The U.S. Postal…

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Posted in Coronavirus Labor News Pro Publica

Letter Carriers Say the Postal Service Pressured Them to Deliver Mail Despite Coronavirus Symptoms — and Often Without Hand Sanitizer

Experts say coronavirus could be transferred through mail delivery by sick employees. Postal workers say USPS isn’t doing much to keep them or their customers safe. by Maryam Jameel March 18, 4:50 p.m. EDT Postal carriers…

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