[maxgallery id=”47756″]Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU:
There has been a lot of buzz about the size and numbers of participants in the Staples demonstrations that have been sponsored by the Western PA Postal Workers Solidarity Committee going on three years since the effort began. Our Chapter is a member of that Committee. Several of our members attend not only the demonstrations, but also attend Committee meetings that are usually held the Monday after the demonstrations. The most recent demonstration in Blawnox is a case in point. In the picture taken at the conclusion of that demonstration, which was published in the APWU website, by actual head count, 50% of the demonstrators were retiree members of our Chapter! That is a typical participation by our members at most of the demonstrations. The rest of the demonstrators at the Blawnox event were Letter Carriers, MVS APWU members, activists from as far as Beaver County, Maintenance APWU members, Clerk APWU members, MaiI Handlers, and others.