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There's Always Work at the Post Office: African American Postal Workers and the Fight for Jobs, Justice, and Equality

Philip F. Rubio

Abstract

This book brings to life the important but neglected story of African American postal workers and the critical role they played in the U.S. labor and black freedom movements. It integrates civil rights, labor, and left-movement histories that too often are written as if they happened separately. Centered on New York City and Washington, D.C., the book chronicles a struggle of national significance through its examination of the post office, a workplace with facilities and unions serving every city and town in the United States. Black postal workers—often college-educated military veterans—foug ... More

Keywords: African American, postal workers, black freedom movements, civil rights, labor, post office, black labor protest, postal wildcat strike, U.S. Postal Services, postal unions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780807833421
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807895733_rubio

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Philip F. Rubio, author