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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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One and the Same

Most post offices were the same. It was the size of the office that generated the differences. For the most part you could walk into 20,000… …read more

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Mechanization Changed Things

Early on everyone got along because everyone was doing the same thing. As mechanization moved in and automation moved in, you would let people into… …read more

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Struggles Have Come and Gone

I went in, in the early 60’s. As a part time flexible you weren’t guaranteed anything. It’d be like casual employment or part time employment.… …read more

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