Facing the Battles Ahead Through Postal Union Solidarity.
National Postal Mail Handlers Union (NPMHU) President Paul Hogrogian addressed the vital importance of postal union solidarity and a united effort in facing the battles ahead. He reminded the delegation that postal unions must put our differences aside and lead the fight to save the USPS and fight for union-friendly legislators. Hogrogian continued to speak about how together the postal unions must all fight, “to enact meaningful postal legislation that is fair for all postal workers, fair for the Postal Service and fair for the American public.” He said that working together, the postal unions can ensure, “that worker-friendly, union-friendly, postal-friendly candidates, regardless of political affiliation, are elected to Congress,” and can also, “elect a worker-friendly, union-friendly candidate to the White House.”
Local 321 stands in solidarity with George Floyd’s family, and with the many families of color across this country who lost their loved ones through systematic racism from the people who are sworn to protect and serve. The system has failed the working class both economically and socially. It is a system that profits from building more corporate prisons, a system that is constantly defunding school programs in working-class neighborhoods, but militarizes and gives more and more funding to police departments. Now is the time when organized labor must make our voice heard against the systematic nature of racist police violence in America.