Labor Photo: USPS Hunger Strike, Day 2

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Labor Photo: USPS Hunger Strike, Day 2(Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO)Activists and allies marked Day Two of their 4-day, 10-person hunger strike to save the US Postal Service with morning and afternoon vigils and a march from Postal Service headquarters at L’Enfant Plaza to the U.S. Treasury wearing bandit masks and carrying a $44 billion check from the Postal Service. “Corporate America is trying to steal your postal service” said Jamie Partridge of Community & Postal Workers United as the hunger strikers chanted “We demand a refund, we demand repeal” of the Congressional mandate forcing the USPS to prefund retiree health benefits 75 years in advance. “We’ve been doing a lot of walking, singing and chanting, so we’re a little tired,” Partridge told Union City. “Some of us are hurting but we’re sticking with it.” The hunger strike continues today with an 8a vigil on Capitol Hill, 9a rally at the Washington Post, 10a visits to Congress and a 5p vigil on Capitol Hill.


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