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Vol. 78/No. 42      November 24, 2014

San Francisco postal
workers protest cuts

Militant/Eric Simpson

SAN FRANCISCO — Chanting “The U.S. mail is not for sale!” and “Restore our work,” dozens of postal workers and their supporters picketed the main post office here Nov. 7 where Deputy Postmaster General Ronald Stroman was scheduled to address the Postal Customer Council. The U.S. Postal Service is slashing jobs, facilities and services nationwide, including outsourcing postal work to Staples. Protests by postal workers and other unionists has frustrated some of these attacks. Workers from the station on lunch break and others from around the Bay Area joined the picket line. Postal clerk Kieu Luong came with co-workers before their shift in Oakland. Maryann Medina, president of the American Postal Workers Union retirees chapter in San Francisco, told the Militant, “We are trying to save the postal service, not for profit, but to keep it for the American people.” Protest organizers encouraged pickets to take part in the Nov. 14 National Day of Action called by the four postal unions.


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