Video of last week’s Portland OR anti-privatization demonstration - postalnews blog

Video of last week’s Portland OR anti-privatization demonstration

Video of last week’s demonstration in Portland, provided by the organizers, Portland Communities and Postal Workers United:

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Protestors occupy private airport mail facility; five arrested. July 3, 2013, Portland, Oregon.

Five protestors, calling themselves “postal protectors”, were arrested July 3 in an occupation of a private air cargo facility slated to handle and process US mail. “Postal mail handlers and mail processing clerks are losing their jobs to profiteering, private corporations,” declared Jamie Partridge, a retired letter carrier who joined the civil disobedience action at the Matheson Flight Extenders facility, just next door to the US Postal Service’s Portland Air Cargo Center. “We protest the privatization of the public postal service. We oppose the destruction of family wage, union jobs and the delay of the people’s mail. We intend to disrupt this attack on our communities.” Protest organizers, Portland Communities and Postal Workers United, are demanding that Matheson management pull out of negotiations for the subcontracting of postal jobs.

  • Chez

    Thank the UNIONS for the rape of the USPS. It was they who protected the dead beats, filed grievances at the drop of a dime and would rather hold their hand out for free money than give an honest days work.

  • Bohica

    When everything goes private, peole will be standing there going…WTF!!!