• USPS to Announce Closure of Hickory Mail Center at Town Hall (5/17)

    USPS will hold a town hall on Tuesday, May 17 at 6pm to announce plans to consolidate mail processing operations from Hickory to Greensboro. This could mean slower, less reliable mail service and a loss of 200 jobs the Hickory area – which already has the highest jobless rate in North Carolina.

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  • APWU Local 1807 in Hickory Needs Our Solidarity

    URGENT: Town Hall on plant closing is Thursday (11/19) We have received an urgent request for solidarity assistance from APWU Local 1807 in Hickory, NC. As we’ve highlighted in past email updates and in our recent newsletter, the U.S. Postal Service is cutting services and window hours, consolidating rural routes, and has even sought legislation […]

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  • Hickory, NC: A Case Study in Pitfalls of ‘Free Trade’

    Geraldine Ritch lost her job to China, then her house to foreclosure in Hickory, NC (photo by Jim Bounds for Washington Post) Western NC town has 15% unemployment, focus of report by Washington Post North Carolina has lost more jobs – 90,000 – to foreign competition than any other state since 2002, according to the […]

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