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UndeliveredFrom the Great Postal Strike of 1970 to the Manufactured Crisis of the U.S. Postal Service$
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Philip F. Rubio

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781469655468

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2021

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469655468.001.0001

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The Strike Ends

The Strike Ends

(p.97) 4 The Strike Ends

Philip F. Rubio

University of North Carolina Press

Chapter Four follows the last three days of the 1970 postal wildcat strike. It starts from President Richard M. Nixon’s dramatic intervention on March 23, 1970 when he sent thousands of unarmed federal troops and National Guard to New York City as part of Operation Graphic Hand to try to move the mail and break the strike. Strikers across the country ended the strike March 25 on their own terms, threatening to walk out again the following week.

Keywords:   1970 postal wildcat strike, federal troops, National Guard, Richard M. Nixon, New York City, strikers, Operation Graphic Hand

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