Date(s) - 07/27/2013
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Bronx General Post Office
558 Grand Concourse
STOP THE SALE OF HISTORIC BRONX GENERAL POST OFFICE
12 NOON RALLY IN FRONT OF THE BRONX GPO
SATURDAY JULY 27, 2013
149T ST, & GRAND CONCOURSE
2,4,5 TRAINS TO 149th ST.
Bureaucrat Tom Samra, US Postal Service (USPS) Vice President of Facilities, a USPS appointee has the audacity to decide to illegally close the Bronx General Post Office. Sell the GPO that has served-the Bronx community for over 75 years? Not so fast! This USPS hatchet man can’t sell what the USPS DOESN’T OWN. Samra is violating statutes that preserve our Bronx institution. Do not trust the puppets of the 1%ers.
The Post Office Belongs to the People!
On July 26, 1775, the Continental Congress mandated the first post office and appointed Benjamin Franklin the first Postmaster General. For almost 240 years, the labor movement and communities have built and serviced our network of many thousands of post offices. The Bronx GPO should be a landmark: it has murals and sculpture created by Works Progress Administration (WPA) artists during the Great Depression.
The government owns the post offices that provide nationwide multiple services to the communities/people. Rights to these services are embedded in the Constitution. Communities are stakeholders like any investors. The public MUST be consulted before any post office bureaucrat decides to close or sell off thousands of post offices including the Bronx GPO.
POST OFFICE SALES CAN AND MUST BE STOPPED. 8000 post offices MUST be defended. On July 27th coordinated protests all across the country from Oakland to New York will commemorate the founding of the first post office. Rallies’ marches and creative activities are in the planning stages. The Bronx GPO is the largest and oldest threatened post office! With over 75 years of service to the surrounding neighborhoods.
ALL OUT ON July 27th!
Defend the workers, primarily people of color, Latino/a, Black and women who live in the Bronx. Defend their unions, jobs and benefits. CLUPJS, a coalition of postal workers and community activists has battled the USPS and their corporate and financial world allies.
CLUPJS is calling for UNITED ACTION. CLUPJS is organizing with other constituencies and organizations to stop the cuts and closures. STOP the concessions. STOP the dismantling! STOP the USPS from from privatizing and selling off our historic post offices.
Petty USPS bureaucrats say to BRONX residents, “The Bronx GPO Must Go”. Our answer MUST be an outpouring of city residents on July 27th.
DEMAND: HANDS OFF THE BRONX GPO
WHOSE POST OFFICE? OUR POST OFFICE!
Community-Labor United for Postal Jobs and Services
Contact Rosa Maria de la Torre 212-633-6646 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org