ROSENDALE, NY — In Gone Postal, Jay Galione, son of a postal worker, investigates the dark corners of the US Postal Service. Across the country, brave employees stand up to injustice on the job and fight to Save the People’s Post Office. “I was inspired to begin work on the film,” says Jay, “after hearing my father’s stories of abusive and retaliatory treatment, and recalling the violent images on TV during the Going Postal phenomenon. I had no idea it would be such a huge undertaking.”
The cross-country film production spanned a decade, beginning in Maplewood, New Jersey and took filmmakers to San Diego, California; Gastonia, North Carolina; Washington D.C.; Orlando, Florida; Phoenix, Arizona and covers the movement to save the post office centered right here in the Hudson Valley. A moving indictment of the toxic culture and push to downsize, the eye-opening documentary allows viewers to hear from experts and advocates including Ralph Nader and Richard Wolff, and directly from the selfless and courageous people hidden behind the scenes, long suffering and ignored.