345 W Saint Paul Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin – 11 A.M. – 12 NOON
Various labor and community organizations are joining a national day of action August 22, 2020 to save the U.S. Postal Service. There are already actions such as this informational Peoples’ Solidarity Picket in Milwaukee and also in Racine at 11 A.M. at 6th and Main. We’ll also be supporting the members of AFGE at VA facilities who are also under attack by the Trump administration.
Trump is undermining the world-class efficiency and productivity of the USPS and its workers as part of his undemocratic campaign to suppress the vote and steal the election. For example, they plan on removing 671 sorting machines across the country and have already removed dozens of blue mailboxes throughout the states. Veterans, seniors and many others are not getting their medications on time – during a pandemic!
The forced slowdown has caused mail to be lost. We must also demand that the Senate pass the $25 billion emergency Covid-19 stimulus package for the U.S. Postal Service, as well as the rest of the HEROES Act. The Postal Reorganization Act of 1970 requires prompt and efficient service and access to the Post Office for all communities.
The Trump administration is also trying to bust the diverse workers unions within the USPS. We in Wisconsin know the disastrous effects of public sector union busting and won’t stand for it on the federal level. We also are in solidarity with workers at the V.A. who are facing similar attacks of union busting and privatization from the Trump administration. We are joining together because we know in unity we win!
For more information about events in Wisconsin: www.wibailoutpeople.org or facebook.com/wibailoutpeople.org. For more information on how to help save the USPS: apwu.org. The postal worker unions are also sponsoring a Nationwide Day of Action August 25: #SavethePostOffice. / For more info on the fight to oppose privatization at the V.A. and to support the union workers there: afge.org or facebook.com/afgeunion.
Leaflet and Organizing Time For This Action Union Labor Donated