SAVE YOUR POST OFFICE - PROTEST MARCH & RALLY
Ryan's Family Steak House
925 Foxcroft Ave, Martinsburg, West Virginia
PROTEST MARCH & RALLY on St. Patty's Day
Sunday March 17 -2 PM
Stop the Cuts to Rural Post Office Hours
Keep 6 Day Delivery - Don't Delay the Mail
Don't Close Cumberland & Martinsburg Mail Sorting Facilities
Save Saturday Delivery, 5 Day is the Wrong Way
FREE Transportation will be provided from Baltimore, leaving at 12 noon and making stops at Frederick, MD & Hagerstown, MD to pick up additional participants. Please RSVP by March 9, to reserve a seat. After March 9, any empty seats may be available on a first come, first served basis. Please Call ( 410 ) 857-9405 & leave your name & phone #. We will call you with any last minute details, departure points and in the event of bad weather, cancellation.
Event is endorsed by:
Southern Christian Leadership Conference - Reverend C.D. Witherspoon
The All People's Congress - Sharon Black
APWU State President - Johnny Martin
APWU Baltimore Local 181- President Thomasine Derricks
APWU Cumberland & Martinsburg
more to come . . .
Martinsburg & Cumberland are 2 out of 99 Mail Sorting facilities scheduled to closed in the next few months as part of plant consolidation. More than half the nationwide network of Processing and Distribution Centers will be eliminated..
Mail from Cumberland will shipped 136 miles to Baltimore, MD & then shipped 136 miles back, 272 miles round trip, to send a letter across the street.
Mail from Martinsburg will shipped 90 miles to Baltimore, MD & then shipped 90 miles back, 180 miles round trip, to send a letter across the street.
Closing these sorting facilities makes as much sense as a McDonald's in Cumberland sending their raw hamburger to Baltimore, to be cooked, then shipped back to Cumberland to eaten by their customers. Very Inefficient. It doesn't make sense !
Mail sorted locally, can be delivered the same or next day. Mail shipped to Baltimore will be delayed by one or more days, maybe even weeks. JUST SAY, NO DELAY of MAIL ! ! !
EVENT GOES ON RAIN or SHINE - No Rain / Snow Date
IT’S ABOUT PRIVATIZATION-The same Greed by Wall Street & the Banks that trashed our economy, put millions out of work & forced millions to lose their homes, now want to privatize, Steal the Post Office from the American People.
Corporations are attempting to pull off the greatest swindle in the history of our Nation, the theft of an entire National Institution that is in the Constitution of the United States of America.
If You’re Not Outraged, You’re Not Paying Attention ". Get Angry, Get Active, Rise Up
CONGRESS IS INTENTIONALLY BANKRUPTING THE POSTAL SERVICE SO IT CAN BE SOLD OFF FOR PENNYS ON THE DOLLAR - a 2006 law requires $ 5.5 Billion extra per year paid into retirement / health care funds in a 10 year period to cover the next 75 years. 2 independent audits show $ 50-75 Billion in surplus.
PRIVATIZATION OF THE POST OFFICE WILL DECREASE SERVICE AND INCREASE COST.
“The Postal Service is ‘community.’ The battle to save the
public Postal Service is a battle for ‘community.’
We encourage all Members of the Community, Organizations, Postal Workers (Letter Carriers, Truck Drivers, Mail Handlers, Clerks, etc) to participate. Bring your family, your spouse, your son or daughter, your father or mother and friends.
ALL ARE WELCOME !
For Information : Baltimore - ( 410 ) 857-9405
Martinsburg - (304) 261-8354
Cumberland - (301) 724-6474
Community and Postal Workers United