Monday, 08 October 2018 18:15

Maine postal workers protest privatization

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BANGOR - U.S. Postal Service workers held rallies at two post offices in Maine on Monday to inform residents that the president wants to privatize the mail.

Maine mail carriers, postal workers, mail handlers and other union members, as well as members of the state's AFL-CIO, hosted the rallies.

“Trump would like to privatize us so he doesn't have to deal with any of the unions anymore,” said Jonathan Brackett, Maine State Association of Letter Carriers. “So it's basically a back door union busting kind of ideal. That's what he's doing.”

Brackett said around 700,000+ jobs are on the line across the country, adding rural states like Maine would be hit the hardest.

Similar rallies were held in each congressional district in the U.S.

Nit-Noi Ricker

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Nit-Noi Ricker is an Army brat who grew up on a farm in Winterport. She went to the University of Maine and the University of Northern Texas to learn how to be a journalist and started her career in Arizona at the Williams-Grand Canyon News, ...