Mystery blockade of private truck at Portland mail facility


A mystery vehicle suddenly blocked a private truck attempting to transport mail at the Mt. Hood Distribution Center (US Postal Service) at 9am this morning. A ten-foot banner reading “Stop the Privatization of the People’s Postal Service” covered one side of the silver station wagon, tying the action to a blockade of the same private truck last month.

”Postal truckers are losing work to a bankrupt, fly-by-night outfit – Dill Star Route, Inc. —  in a corrupt, no-bid deal with local USPS management,” declared Jamie Partridge, a retired postal worker, when he participated in the July 17th blockade. 

 “We intend to stop this attack on family wage, union jobs.”  Partridge would not comment on claims that the silver station wagon is registered in his name.