Public Comment

Attend Rally to Save Post Office on Tuesday Night at 6

By Harry Brill
Saturday February 23, 2013 - 04:28:00 PM

This may be your last chance to save the main architecturally magnificent and service oriented Berkeley Post office and to oppose the privatization of the system. This Tuesday there will be an official public meeting of the United States Postal Service (USPS) to determine the fate of the post office. During the New Deal era of the Great Depression over 1100 post offices were built. Now the postal system and its employees are facing a raw deal.  

Post offices around the nation are being closed to cater to the insatiable needs of United Parcel Service and Federal Express. 

It is immensely important that you join us this Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 at City Hall, 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way. We must do everything we can to stop the dismantling of the New Deal and the massive reduction in jobs. About 20 percent of postal workers are African Americans. Across the country over 2700 post offices are at risk of being sold or at least closed and hundreds of thousands of job could be lost. These losses will certainly trigger substantial layoffs in the private sector as well. 

Please, please, please attend this Tuesday our rally at City Hall at 6pm and the public hearings at 7pm. But if you cannot attend both, please join us in one of these events. Numbers matter. A low turnout this Tuesday would send the wrong message to USPS. 

We are a community!