Sarah Anderson

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Demonstrators gather outside the Uptown post office in Chicago, IL to demand a fully funded United States Postal Service and an end to cuts by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy on August 25, 2020. (Photo: Max Herman/NurPhoto via Getty Images) Views
Monday, August 31, 2020
All the Latest on Trump’s War on Our Public Postal Service
Less than two months after Trump ally and GOP megadonor Louis DeJoy took the helm of the U.S. Postal Service, the House of Representatives met in an emergency session to address widespread fears about potential sabotage of this vital public agency at a time when it is needed more than ever to...
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A USPS postal worker wears protective gloves while making deliveries in Cambridge, Massachusetts during the COVID-19 pandemic on April 8, 2020. (Photo: David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images) Views
Friday, August 21, 2020
Are Postal Service Cuts Motivated by Voter Suppression or Privatization—or Both?
Throughout its 245-year history, the Postal Service has persevered through rain, snow, heat, gloom of night and even a global pandemic to serve the American people. But now this vital public service is under attack from within. In the course of two short months, a new Postmaster General has...
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A USPS postal worker wears a face mask amid the COVID-19 pandemic in on July 21, 2020 in El Centro, California. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) Views
Thursday, August 20, 2020
The Fox is Still in the Henhouse at the Post Office
Skyleigh Heinen, a U.S. Army veteran who suffers from rheumatoid arthritis and anxiety, relies on the Postal Service for timely delivery of her meds to be able to function. She was one of thousands of Americans from all walks of life who spoke out recently to demand an end to a forced slowdown in...
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 A man rides through as grocery store workers and others stage a protest rally outside the Whole Foods Market, in the South End of Boston, to demand personal protective equipment, added benefits if needed and hazard pay, during the coronavirus pandemic on Apr. 7, 2020. (Photo by Pat Greenhouse/The Boston Globe via Getty Images) Views
Monday, August 03, 2020
Brute Force Approach to Economic Reopening by GOP Benefits Reckless CEOs But Endangers Workers
In late April, poultry processor Pilgrim’s Pride transferred Maria Hernandez from her usual job to another department at its plant in Lufkin, Texas. Her sons say Hernandez’s bosses didn’t give her proper protective gear. And they didn’t warn the 63-year-old that she would be working in a hot spot...
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The social mission of USPS is more important than ever as our country faces a health and economic crisis that is tearing apart families and communities. (Photo: David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
USPS Needs Financial Aid to Continue Providing Essential Services
The U.S. Postal Service is playing a more vital role than ever in our country’s public health and economy during the Covid-19 pandemic. Postal workers have performed extraordinarily well in handling the skyrocketing demand for home deliveries of essentials, from medicine to food. This unprecedented...
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National Nurses United for an International Day of Action, Lafayette Square, Washington, D.C. (Photo: Flickr Glyn Lowe Photo Works, @glynlowe). Views
Monday, July 06, 2020
Shrink Wall Street to Guarantee Good Jobs
The pandemic has claimed nearly 15 million U.S. jobs. Meanwhile, high flying financial traders are making a killing off the market volatility caused by the crisis. A new House bill would tax Wall Street windfalls to guarantee good jobs for people in high unemployment areas. The Workforce Promotion...
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The virtual rallies over the weekend organized by the Poor People's Campaign "lifted up people who are living the interconnected injustices that have been the campaign's focus for the past two years: systemic racism, poverty and inequality, ecological devastation, and militarism and the war economy. Many spoke of how the Covid-19 pandemic has only deepened existing inequalities." (Photo: Poor People's Campaign) Views
Monday, June 22, 2020
Virtual Poor People’s Campaign Rally Draws Crowd of More Than a Million
President Trump drew a smaller crowd than he expected for his rally this past Saturday, but that wasn’t the case for the Poor People’s Campaign. Well more than a million people viewed the campaign’s Mass Poor People’s Assembly and Moral March on Washington via Facebook that same day. Many more...
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Ordinary Americans of every political stripe, including 90 percent of Republicans and 96 percent of Democrats, support a postal relief package. (Photo: Ron Doke/Flickr/cc) Views
Monday, May 11, 2020
Let’s Save the Postal Service
Like most Americans, Julie Buckles, the owner of Honest Dog Books in tiny Bayfield, Wisconsin, has had to be flexible in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Overnight, we went from hosting music, literary discussions, and poetry readings to shipping books all over the country,” she told me...
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USPS provides service at uniform and reasonable rates, delivering to 157 million addresses at least six days a week, no matter where they live. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Views
Friday, May 01, 2020
Postal Bankruptcy Would Hit Rural America Hardest
As postal workers strain to meet demand for deliveries of medicine, food, and other essentials, the U.S. Postal Service is facing potential financial collapse due to plummeting mail revenue. Without a major cash infusion, the USPS is on track to run out of money before the end of September,...
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There is some hope of bipartisan potential for Jayapal’s plan. (Photo: Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) Views
Monday, April 13, 2020
Jayapal Proposes Layoff Prevention Plan as the Fed Expands Corporate Aid With No Employment Strings
The U.S. unemployment rate is already higher than at any time since the Great Depression in the 1930s. To lower that rate, Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) has just introduced a bill that would pay crisis-hit companies to preserve jobs. The Federal Reserve, meanwhile, is using a “blind faith”...
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