Eric interviews Jamie Partridge, one of the activists leading a hunger strike in Washington to protest the bipartisan attack on the US Postal Service. Eric and Jamie discuss the reasons behind this attack as well as its connection to a broader austerity agenda. Jamie explains some of the specific cuts being made, including the Obama-supported move to eliminate Saturday delivery which would cost tens of thousands of jobs. Eric and Jamie also examine the closure of mail sorting facilities, the privatization of mail trucking and the general attempt to bust the postal workers union.
Jamie Partridge is one of the founders of Community & Postal Workers United. He is a retired letter carrier and postal activist based in Portland, Oregon. Visitcpwunited.com for more details on how you can get involved.