The Crisis Facing the Public Postal Service
Feb 21, 2011 06:00 PM
Augustana Lutheran Church 2710 NE 14th (at Knott)
Workers' Rights Board Hearing
Our Workers' Rights Board panel will listen to compelling testimony from letter-carriers and customers and postal clerks about customer service, post office closures, financial woes, working conditions and ideas for positive change. The panel will make recommendations and encourage the community to engage in support of our public postal service.Panelist include:
- Senator Chip Shields
- Rev. John Schwiebert (United Methodist Church)
- Director Geri Washington
(Multnomah Education Service District)
- Don Oman (owner of Casa Bruno)
- Bill Bigelow (Rethinking Schools).
- Customers, mailers, employees and industry
The Workers’ Rights Board is a public forum where workers can bring complaints against employers for violating their human and legal rights in the workplace. The Board is drawn from a broad spectrum of community leaders and can intervene with employers and the public to help resolve situations that threaten workers’ rights. The Board believes that it is especially important to support the efforts of low wage workers, who tend to be women, immigrants, young workers, and workers of color, to achieve justice in the workplace. Safe, living wage jobs, where workers are not discriminated against for speaking up for their rights, are the backbone of any healthy community. Workers’ Rights Boards currently exist in thirteen cities across the country.