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Thursday, January 4, 2018

1970 Postal Strike: Remember when postal unions had power to make positive change for the lower-paid middle class?

How a Postal Strike Became a National Emergency for Richard Nixon

"...At the time, pay raises for postal workers were almost unheard of: After 21 years on the job, noted The New York Times, a letter carrier would only earn $2,266 more than their starting salary. Though unionized, postal workers were forbidden from negotiating for pay raises due to cost of living. There was no chance to earn overtime, and many workers had to find a second job to make ends meet..."    

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