Public, Legislators Join the Fight to Save Mail Service


From the April-June 2011 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine: "The Postal Service’s assault on the nation’s mail processing network shows no signs of stopping — and APWU locals have responded by engaging elected officials, community leaders, and members of the public in the fight to save our service.

"Nearly 100 members of the Flint, Michigan Area local and community activists gathered for an informational picket on March 16 to protest the proposed closing of the Flint mail processing facility.

"February was a record month for consolidation announcements, as the USPS launched studies that could lead to the closing or significant downsizing of 20 mail processing centers. The previous record month was September 2010, during which the Postal Service announced 13 planned studies.  In response to a new onslaught of possible consolidations, local unions ramped up efforts to prevent the cuts at postal facilities across the country, building coalitions with members of Congress; elected officials; community activists, and the public."  Read more.