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Waiting for Work

I came in, in the 70’s where they had finally negotiated a minimum. If they called you in that day, you had a guarantee of a minimum of 2 hours of… …read more

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Collective Bargaining

I came after Postal Reorganization which was the Postal Service. By then we had collective bargaining, we had work rules, we had standards, and we… …read more

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Nixie Mail

The mail service was a little different in those days. You could mail a letter almost anywhere in the country and it didn’t have to have a proper… …read more

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Carpal Tunnel

People forgot it now, but we’ve still got bunches, probably several thousand people that are crippled now from running those machines that have had… …read more

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Sticking Mail

When an old clerk was sticking mail and he was sticking good, he could stick 1,400-1,500 letters an hour continuously, and he had to know hundreds,… …read more

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The Postal Service Can't Fly

Back in the early 80’s, the Postal Service was going to buy their own fleet of planes but Congress stepped in and stopped them. Your big airlines… …read more

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Rebelling against the Union

I don’t think management has ever accepted the fact that what they see as the Union can’t tell them how to do stuff, and they’ve never accepted… …read more

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Box Cars

My first day on the job/ my first month on the job was spent in the box cars pulling sacks. …read more

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I Retired before I Wanted to Retire

My tenure with the Post Office I received various injuries. I ended up having surgery on both of my hands for bilateral carpal tunnel. I have a C5,… …read more

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Advice for the Post Office

They need to make sure the supervisors are more people oriented. This was one of the things, as a union official, I was trying to relate to them,… …read more

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