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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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Aftershocks and Postal Reorganization

Aftershocks and Postal Reorganization

(p.119) 5 Aftershocks and Postal Reorganization

Philip F. Rubio

University of North Carolina Press

Chapter Five analyses the reasons for the success of the strike and charts the rocky aftermath of the 1970 postal wildcat strike with threats of more strikes. This would be the beginning of arguments both within and among the unions over proposed union reforms. The chapter also examines the political debates over the making of the 1970 Postal Reorganization Act (PRA) as a labor-government compromise. The year 1970 also saw the beginnings of union realignment as two key militant unions—the National Postal Union and the historically-black National Alliance of Postal and Federal Employees—were excluded from negotiations in the future USPS.

Keywords:   1970 postal wildcat strike, Postal Reorganization Act, usps, National Association of Letter Carriers, National Postal Union, National Alliance of Postal and Federal Employees, labor-government compromise, historically-black

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