Help Protect Postal Jobs
Tell Congress to Keep 6 Day Delivery
May 14, 2013
If Congress does not continue our decades old delivery schedule our postal unions
combined would lose close to 80,000 union jobs nationwide. In addition the discontinuing of Saturday delivery
would create a hardship for millions of Americans.
To help combat this Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) launched a “We the People” petition on the White House
website in support the National Association of Letter Carriers, and the other Postal Unions.
His petition urges the Obama administration to: Mandate six-day mail delivery;Support a comprehensive postal reform package
that would end the pre-funding of retiree health benefits
The White House administration requires 100,00 signatures – by May 23 – before it will respond. Please go
to the link below and sign this petition to help our brother and sister Federal Union Workers.
Please encourage as many members of your union and community connnections as possible to
help us by signing the petition.
Despite Billion Dollar Earnings,
Apple headquarters in Cupertino, CA
Apple Shafts Its Lowest Paid Workers
May 14, 2013
The San Francisco Examiner
One way to make Apple CEO Tim Cook uncomfortable is to mention the labor conditions at Foxconn,
the tech company’s China-based manufacturer. Ben Field knows that, which is why he broached the subject at a recent Apple
But Field, who serves as an executive officer for the South Bay Labor Council, wasn’t actually that interested in Apple’s efforts
to improve overseas working conditions, which Cook defended vigorously. He’s more interested in the company’s treatment of workers
at home. He’s trying to unionize them to demand better pay and benefits.
READ MORE HERE.