Veterans Day rally to protect America’s Post Office

2014 November 10
by admin

SavePOJoin Southern Oregon Jobs with Justice, union members and postal employees for a rally on Tuesday, November 11 from Noon – 2 pm at the Medford Post Office – 325 S. Riverside.

Tell the Postmaster General and Board of Governors:
Stop Delaying America’s Mail!

Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe and the USPS Board of Governors, the board that oversees the U.S. Postal Service, are poised to make devastating cuts in service to the American people – cuts so severe that they would forever damage the U.S. Postal Service.

On Jan. 5, 2015 the USPS is slated to lower “service standards” to virtually eliminate overnight delivery – including first-class mail from one address to another within the same city or town.


82 Mail Processing & Distribution Centers are scheduled to close, including Eugene/Springfield, Bend & Pendleton. Veterans will be particularly hard hit — Veterans get their prescription drugs in the mail. Veterans get preference in hiring at the USPS (25% of postal workers are vets). Veterans will lose service, jobs & job opportunities.

The 84 mail processing centers are scheduled to close, meaning our residents and businesses will be especially hard hit by the plans. If mail sorting is shifted, postal jobs would be lost, but much more is at stake.

  • On Jan. 5, 2015 the USPS is slated to to virtually eliminate overnight delivery – including first-class mail from one address to another within the same city or town.
  • All mail (medicine, online purchases, local newspapers, newsletters of religious organizations, bill payments, letters and invitations) throughout the country would be delayed.
  • Entire communities would lose business opportunities associated with e commerce, which relies on the speedy delivery of goods ordered online.
  • The Bend, Eugene And Pendleton facilities are 3 of 82 Mail Processing & Distribution Centers scheduled to close.

Tell the Postmaster General and Board of Governors:
Stop Delaying America’s Mail!

Join Us for a Support Rally on Veteran’s Day
USPS plans to lower service standards, eliminate overnight delivery, and close plants, coupled with ongoing threats to six-day and door delivery, are a direct assault on our jobs and on postal services. Are you ready to join the fight?

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USPS supporters rally earlier this year in front of the Medford, Oregon Main Post Office.

On Tuesday, Nov. 11 Southern Oregon Jobs with Justice supporters, union members and postal workers will rally as part of a National Day of Action to send a message to Postmaster General and the USPS Board of Governors: Stop Delaying America’s Mail!

November 11, 2014
12:00 to 2:00 pm

Medford Post Office

325 S. Riverside
Medford, OR

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