"The actions this week in the nation's capital seek to defend the U.S. Postal Service and hundreds of thousands of unionized jobs. This is of critical importance not only for labor but for every community in this country. For the African-American community it is especially critical since the USPS is one of the largest employers of Black workers in the country. The unemployment rate for Black workers is officially over 16 percent. The real number is double that or more. These are depression numbers for Black America and the loss of more than 100,000 decent-paying unionized postal jobs will be devastating. The courageous hunger strikers protesting in Washington, D.C., June 25-28 are helping shine a bright light on what is happening in the boardrooms of Wall Street and in the back rooms in the Capitol Building.