Saturday, April 19, 2014

Protest Noon–1pm, Sat., April 19: MainPostOffice, 715 NW Hoyt

Portland Communities and Postal Workers United                contact:  Jamie Partridge 503-752-5112                                                                    
April 19, 2014 –
Press Advisory
To contact US Postal Service management:
-Brenda Jackson, transportation manager (trucking), 503-294-2402
            -Lisa Shear, senior plant manager (mail handling and mail processing), 503-294-2206
            -T. Kim Anderson, Portland district manager,503-294-2500

Postal privatization protest at Main Office

What: “Creative Action” in post office lobby
When: Noon – 1pm, Saturday, April 19
Where: Main Post Office, 715 NW Hoyt (at Broadway)

“Postal truckers are losing their jobs to a profiteering, private corporation,” declared Jamie Partridge, a retired postal worker with Portland Communities and Postal Workers United.  “We protest the privatization of the public postal service.  We oppose the destruction of family wage, union jobs and the delay of the people’s mail.”

Portland postal truckers are being put on standby while the private, non-postal, non-union Dill's Star/ LAPO trucking company takes their work.  Dill's is headquartered in Vancouver, Washington.

“This privatization and union-busting is being carried out in the name of a phony financial emergency,” said Rev. John Schwiebert, one of the protesters planning the action.  “The security, safety, and timely delivery of the mail are all at risk.  Rural communities, seniors and the disabled, small businesses and low-income communities are hit the hardest.  Postal management needs to stop and reverse these closures, cuts, and subcontracts which are sending our beloved postal service into a death spiral.”

PCPWU is demanding that postal management reveal why a padded, no-bid contract was signed with a bankrupt company, which did not have the proper equipment, which had been rejected in the past for “poor performance and equipment deficiencies”, which was recently convicted of major labor law violations, and which is costing the USPS more to move the mail than if the postal service were to use postal employees.

(attached – letter to postal management)

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