President Dimondstein Speaks in Support of Brazilian Postal Workers at UNI Americas Event

November 8, 2021

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On October 25, President Dimondstein spoke at a UNI Americas event in support of Brazilian postal workers and their efforts to keep the country’s postal system public. The livestream event, called “Struggle Against Privatization of Post in Brazil,” brought together union leaders, a Brazilian Senator, and other supporters to discuss the ongoing struggle against privatization in Brazil, and the path forward to keep Correios, the country’s postal operator, in public hands.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, a right-wing politician, is committed to fully privatizing Correios. In September 2020, Brazilian postal workers engaged in a 35-day strike against privatization attempts and Correios management’s attempts to considerably cut benefits. The strike ended following an order from Brazil’s Supreme Labour Court.

“On behalf of the 200,000 postal workers in the American Postal Workers Union in the United States, we stand shoulder to shoulder with Brazilian postal workers in the two postal unions in your struggle to defend Correios and protect this vital public service for generations to come,” President Dimondstein said. “Your struggle is our struggle. If the privatizers win, we all lose. When you, the workers and union, win, we all win.”

The APWU is asking members to sign the petition below in support of Brazilian postal workers, and to share it with friends, co-workers, and family members.

Jair Bolsonaro: Stop Attacking Brazil’s Post Office!

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