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Press Release: Don’t Steal our Postal Services Rally

From Margot Smith
Saturday December 21, 2013 - 12:03:00 AM

Don’t Steal our Postal Services Rally
Saturday, December 21st,
1 – 4 PM
In front of the Staples store, 2352 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, corner of Durant

The Berkeley Post Office and post offices all over the US are under threat of being fraudulently sold! In a new attack, US postal services have been snuck into 84 Staples stores all over the country - including Berkeley. Postal services are being provided by low-wage Staples employees, not living-wage Postal professionals. 

Please join us to: 

  • Oppose privatization of the US Postal Services and all public resources. Privatization brings higher prices and worse quality.
  • Oppose union busting - replacing union jobs with low paying jobs that offer poor or no benefits. (USPS compensation: $20-$30/hr + benefits. Staples: $8 - $12/hr, few if any benefits.) Non-union pay lowers everyone’s standard of living.
Save the Berkeley Post Office! HALT THE HEIST - SAVE OUR PUBLIC COMMONS Labor Donated