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The U.S. Postal Service and the Postal Unions in the 1970s

Philip F. Rubio

in Undelivered: From the Great Postal Strike of 1970 to the Manufactured Crisis of the U.S. Postal Service

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469655468
eISBN:
9781469655482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469655468.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter Six shows how postal unions made use of increased collective bargaining rights to win higher pay and increased benefits. At the same time, there was constant conflict with postal management ... More


Undelivered: From the Great Postal Strike of 1970 to the Manufactured Crisis of the U.S. Postal Service

Philip F. Rubio

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469655468
eISBN:
9781469655482
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469655468.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

For eight days in March 1970, over 200,000 postal workers staged an illegal "wildcat" strike--the largest in United States history--for better wages and working conditions. Picket lines started in ... More


Almost Striking Again, Arbitration, and Automation, 1980s–1990s

Philip F. Rubio

in Undelivered: From the Great Postal Strike of 1970 to the Manufactured Crisis of the U.S. Postal Service

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469655468
eISBN:
9781469655482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469655468.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter Seven studies how antagonistic labor-management contract negotiations between the U.S. Postal Service and its two major unions, the National Association of Letter Carriers and the American ... More


Death by Mail

Zachary Michael Jack

in The Haunt of Home: A Journey through America's Heartland

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501751790
eISBN:
9781501751813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501751790.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter addresses the potential closing of a post office (PO) near the author's home. The author located the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) community meeting location nearest them — Buffalo, Iowa — ... More


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