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The 1970 Postal Workers Strike

Patrick Murfin Heretic, Rebel, a Thing to Flout
When Rank and File Postal Workers Whipped Bosses, Union Leaders, and Richard Nixon


The Postal Strike of 1970: Relevance to Today

Lawrence Swaim Talking Union
The postal strike of 1970 lasted only a couple of weeks. The purpose was to demonstrate conclusively that postal workers could be pushed only so far. It could be described as an unsanctioned or wildcat strike, and it was also a felony-level crime.

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When the Mailmen Rebelled

Paul Prescod Jacobin
In 1970, postal workers went on strike and provoked a national crisis for the United States government. Their rebellion holds lessons for labor today.
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