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

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

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Philip F. Rubio

University of North Carolina Press

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 and within the unions on issues of democracy and militancy in the first decade of the new U.S. Postal Service. By 1971, the National Association of Letter Carriers and the new American Postal Workers Union had emerged as the two leading postal unions representing workers and instituting reforms. The U.S. Postal Service would also be bargaining with two smaller unions that had little or nothing to do with the strike—the National Postal Mail Handlers Union and the National Rural Letter Carriers Association.

Keywords:   U.S. Postal Service, National Association of Letter Carriers, American Postal Workers Union, National Postal Mail Handlers Union, National Rural Letter Carriers Association, collective bargaining rights

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