Labor Photo: USPS Hunger Strike, Day 2Wednesday, June 27, 2012
(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.