The fight for the Postal Service, with Jamie Partridge

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Wed, 06/05/2024 - 8:00am to 9:00am
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Plan to consolidate mail processing, elimate jobs and cut back local mail service is opposed by postal workers


The fight for the soul and the future of the US Postal Service has been simmering for some years now, but is starting to boil over with Postmaster General Louis DeJoy's 10-year plan, "Delivering for America."  The plan includes the consolidation of local mail processing to 60 Regional Processing and Distribution Centers,
RPDCs, which in Oregon involves trucking local mail from Medford and Eugene/Springfield P&DCs
(which are now called Local Processing Centers) to Portland’s P&DC (now an RPDC) for
processing then trucking back to Medford and Eugene for distribution, delaying mail and eliminating clerk
and mail handler jobs.

The DFA also includes “Local Transportation Optimization”, which will eventually involve over
10,000 post offices nationwide, eliminating the evening truck at stations over fifty miles from a processing
plant and with less than 30,000 population, and which has already been rolled out in close to 200 (nearly
half) of Oregon’s post offices, delaying their mail,

Today's guest, Jamie Partridge, is a retired USPS letter carrier, long-time local activist and organizer and currently national organizer for Communities and Postal Workers United.

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