Organizers: Thursday’s Closing Hearing for Bronx Stadium PO to be Flashpoint for Protest

New York City – December 6, 2011. Following yesterday’s request by the Postal Service to dismantle its operation and cut back on basic services to the American people, the New York Metro Area Postal Union and community groups are focusing on the upcoming hearings to close post offices in New York City.

Stadium station is located at 951 Gerard Avenue in the Bronx, it serves the community that lives in the shadow of Yankee Stadium and is essential to the people in the community who depend upon the Postal Service the most: the elderly, the disabled, the poor and small business owners. Stadium Station is one of the 17 post offices in the Bronx out of 34 in New York City that is scheduled to be closed. There is a growing grass roots movement to protest these closings.

  • What: United States Postal Hearing on Closing Stadium Post Office in the Bronx
  • Where: The Lobby of Bronx General Post Office 558 Grand Concourse at 149th Street in the Bronx
  • When: Thursday, December 8, 2011 from 6pm until 8pm
  • Who: Representative of the USPS, community members, union representatives, elected officials
  • Why: Input by the community into the closing of Stadium Post Office

The New York Metro Area Postal Union, APWU is in support of Congressman Peter A. Defazio’s call for the firing of Postmaster Patrick R. Donahoe.

  • norma

    there are a total of 17 such stations through out the bronx on the list who do service the community this must stop

  • leenzap

    Good luck to all of you! Our meeting, here in Ohio, is not until 12/27/11. Perhaps we can learn something from yours. My son is a college student @St. John’s University in Queens and even though it is a bit of a ride for him, he and his friends up there are going to try to be there for y’all since I can’t. I say “the more the merrier”! Best wishes. The struggle continues…

  • Chuck Zlatkin

    That’s great. I’ll be there at about 5:30pm or so, have your son look for me. Good luck in Ohio. This is a national fight, even though the battles take place in communities, neighborhoods and towns.