Resolution against privatization of US public postal service

ILPS International Coordinating Committee

The International Coordinating Committee of the International League of Peoples’ Struggle condemns the plans of the US government to decimate the US Postal Service with layoffs, job cuts, closings and service cuts. We therefore support the Campaign to Save Postal Jobs and Services and the mass protests planned for March 17, the 42nd anniversary of the heroic postal strike of 1970.

Unlike the Pentagon, the US Postal Service is not losing money; the labor of postal workers is producing a profit. US Postal boss Patrick Donohoe is paid $384,000 a year. This greedy parasite and other Wall Street-loving politicians want to destroy the Postal Service as a bastion of organized labor in order to drive down the wages and benefits of the entire working class. They want to turn this vital public service, so needed especially by seniors, the poor, and rural communities, over to greedy private companies. This is a crime!

It is a crime to destroy 200,000 union jobs at a time of record unemployment. It is a crime to destroy a major potential source of jobs for youth, especially from poor and oppressed communities. We support the demands of the Campaign to Save Postal Jobs and Services:

  • Corporate hands off the Post Office!

  • Not one layoff, cutback or Post Office closing!

  • Stop firing, start hiring!

  • Shut down US military bases and the Pentagon, not vital public services!

  • Solidarity with the March 17 mobilization!

 

Approved by the International Coordinating Committee
of the International League of Peoples’ Struggle
March 11, 2012

 

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