The nation's four postal employee unions are uniting to sponsor yet another mass protest in DC, on November 14, against Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe's planned January 2015 shutdown of 82 more distribution centers. Centered around the theme of “Stop delaying America's mail!” the unions are timing the protest for the last meeting of the Postal Board of Governors for this year, said Letter Carriers President Fredric Rolando, who just won re-election to a new term in his union's top job. “The Postal Service is set to make severe cuts in mail delivery service that, if implemented, would cause hardships for customers, drive away business, and cause incalculable harm to its reputation,” he said. A report by the non-partisan Government Accountability Office (GAO), released October 27, backed Rolando. It said Donahoe's past closings slowed 25 percent of first-class mail. The protest will be at USPS headquarters at L’Enfant Plaza.
- Mark Gruenberg, PAI