Save 120,000 Jobs

By Manny Herrmann
Online Mobilization Coordinator, AFL-CIO

Postal workers in North Carolina and across the nation are under attack and desperately need our help.

Join us this Tuesday, September 27, for a national day of action to protect the United States Postal Service (USPS) and save 120,000 jobs.

Rallies are happening in all 50 states–most take place from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. local time.

Click here to find the September 27 rallies near you.

For rallies in North Carolina go here.

The same Washington politicians who are attacking working families while refusing to create good jobs are trying to kill USPS jobs and end Saturday mail delivery–or privatize the postal service entirely.

One of our country’s great responsibilities is the safe, efficient delivery of mail at a reasonable price. The USPS is a trusted American institution, delivering mail, medicine and packages to millions of Americans at a price families can afford.

Yet under the guise of a “budgetary crisis,” some in Congress are going after the USPS, proposing massive cuts and layoffs–including layoffs of 120,000 workers, closing thousands of post offices, eliminating Saturday mail service and closing mail processing facilities.

If these cuts go through, it won’t just hurt USPS workers. It will hurt all of us, every community and every business.

Members of the four USPS employee unions–the Postal Workers, Letter Carriers, Mail Handlers and Rural Letter Carriers–and community allies will rally in every congressional district to let people know what’s at stake for our families and neighbors and to urge lawmakers to save the USPS by supporting H.R. 1351.

Republicans in Congress are hoping if they downgrade USPS, they can privatize some of the services out to their corporate allies. Don’t let it happen. It will result in layoffs, poorer service and increased prices.

Thanks for standing with 120,000 USPS workers whose jobs are under attack.


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