Alexandra Bradbury

Postal Service to Cut Trucker Jobs on Flimsy Environmental Pretext

The Postal Service is using environmental regulation as a fig leaf for its latest privatization ploy.

Postal workers, politicians, and community activists staged a Halloween rally yesterday outside Representative Darrell Issa’s office in Vista, California, calling for Congress to “carve the pumpkin, not the postal eagle.”

Majorities of voters, even Republicans, support raising the minimum wage, and politicians who oppose it sound mean and out of touch. But no one is running on it this year.

Strikers have returned to work with full back pay at Walmart’s giant warehouse in Elwood, Illinois. They had struck for three weeks over their employer's illegal retaliation for on-the-job organizing.