Postal hunger strike continues despite House adjournment


Approaching the sixth day of their hunger strike, five postal workers and their allies vowed to continue their “six days starving to save six day delivery,” despite the House of Representatives adjournment until after Christmas.  “We have to be on guard, to raise awareness and pressure the decision-makers as they wrangle back-room deals,” said spokesman Jamie Partridge.  The strikers established an “emergency” encampment on the National Mall Monday, demanding that Congress and the President halt closures and cuts to the U.S. Postal Service.

Friday afternoon, the postal hunger strikers rode and marched with a horse and carriage from the Postal Museum, up Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House to celebrate the 237 year history of the postal service and 150 years of Saturday delivery (city free delivery was established 1863).  They attempted to deliver a giant postcard calling on Obama to use his veto power to save six day mail delivery. 

(Source: Communities and Postal Workers United)