#1 Postal workers plan hunger strike to protest mail service’s financial problems06-25-2012, 08:31 AMA small but determined group of postal workers and supporters will travel to Washington today to stage a four-day hunger strike to protest the U.S. Postal Service’s deteriorating finances and service and Congress’s failure to address the situation.
The strikers will make their stand days before the postal service makes changes that will end overnight delivery of up to 20 percent of the country’s first-class mail, as mail-sorting hubs are shuttered.
The group, Communities and Postal Workers United, formed this spring, with rallies in several cities to protest a range of planned cuts to postal services. Organizers plan to kick off their strike with a 10 a.m. press conference at the Capitol on Monday with Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D- Ohio) the only member of Congress so far who has publicly supported the effort. ...
06-25-2012, 08:38 AM
Kucinich??? That's all they have????
May the FORCE be with you!
06-25-2012, 12:00 PMthe U.S. Postal Service’s deteriorating finances and service and Congress’s failure to address the situation.
06-25-2012, 12:22 PM
Hunger strike. Wow, really? Funny considering that there are a few postal workers who could use a hunger strike.Deplorably Proud To Be An American
06-25-2012, 01:23 PMDeplorably Proud To Be An American
06-25-2012, 02:08 PMThe 21st century. The age of Smart phones and Stupid people.
It is said that branches draw their life from the vine. Each is separate yet all are one as they share one life giving stem . The Bible tells us we are called to a similar union in life, our lives with the life of God. We are incorporated into him; made sharers in his life. Apart from this union we can do nothing.
06-25-2012, 06:46 PM
I agree with you about the USPS being its own worst enemy. I did some freelance work for a company that used to let us pick up our checks in the office, but changed their policy after some of the freelancers failed to pick theirs up for several weeks. Then, everyone had to get theirs in the mail. The first one that they mailed to me arrived torn in half. I brought it to the post office and explained that the bank wouldn't accept it in that condition and that I needed the other half in order to deposit it, and asked what it would take for them to deliver my mail in one piece. Their response was less than impressive, but my bosses took one look at the shredded check and agreed that they would hold checks for a week before mailing if asked to.--Odysseus
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