Privatizing the Postal System
From Occupy for Jobs
A class war is now on against workers–organized and unorganized; poor and oppressed, women and LGBT. The class enemy’s one face is that of unprecedented wealth, the 1%. They aim to privatize trillions of dollars of public property, including the Post Office system. Outsourcing threatens 200,000 postal jobs, and 3,600 Post Offices, processing and distribution centers.
For the targeted communities of Black and other people of color and for the rural poor, all who depend on these services, the cuts are a monumental disaster. Immigrants, seniors, the disabled will be forced to travel long distances to pay bills or send money.
Today 42 years since the 1970 strike, the 1% in transnational banks, corporate monopolies, private equity conglomerates, and plantation land-syndicates are planning to expand their racist austerity programs. Communities of color are fighting back with their own demands for jobs and income, an end to hunger and poverty, to evictions and foreclosures, to immigrant-bashing and deportations, to “stop and frisk,” and for a social contract with decent health care, free improved public education, and affordable housing. The postal struggle joins these life and death struggles. Our multinational working class is coming together, organized and unorganized, to resist this class war.
Organizations like Occupy 4 Jobs and the Bail Out the People Movement are on the front lines confronting this unprecedented attack. Bail Out the People has issued a call for resistance, and has supported the call for the March 17 march and rally.
There is a growing list of labor and community organizations adding their support.
NATIONAL CALL TO KEEP POST OFFICES OPEN
DEFEND THE POSTAL WORKERS
MARCH AND RALLY MARCH 17 IN NYC
2pm, March 17 RALLY at MAIN POST OFFICE
32nd St& 8th Ave, Manhattan
12 noon Rally at Union Square – 14 St, Manhattan.
1pm Rally at the Fulton Housing / Port Authority P.O at 15 St & 9th Ave.
March to G.P.O. at 32rd St & 8th Ave for 2pm RALLY