Media Advisory: December 2, 2013
When: Thursday December 5, 2013, starting at 7:00 PM
Where: Berkeley Arts Festival Space, 2133 University Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704
Why: Organize the Bay Area to save our public postal service
Strategy Meeting to Defend the Postal Service
The Community of Berkeley heeds the call for a Grand Alliance to defend America’s right to a vibrant public postal service
Berkeley, CA – Writing to Congress is important, but it is not enough. Lobbying for legislation is important, but it is not enough. To succeed, postal workers must build a movement. We must build a grand alliance between the people of this country and postal workers. We must mobilize our allies and their organizations, including seniors, retirees, civil rights organizations, veterans groups, the labor movement, community and faith-based organizations, the Occupy movement, and business groups in defense of America’s right to vibrant public postal services. – Mark Dimondstein, President, American Postal Workers Union
In Berkeley, the historic post office at 2000 Allston Way faces the threat of privatization. The Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service in collaboration with the mega-real estate corporation CBRE wants to sell this building as part of their strategy to dismantle our public postal service and shutter the largest unionized employer in the country.