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Regular RPO

A regular employee had a regular job. Every time you went out, you either worked the rack, or a paper case, a register, local mail, they had a… …read more

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RPO Postal Employees

I found out, through experience, that RPO Postal employees, in my opinion, are much more competent and determined to do a good job than other Postal… …read more

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No Flexible in "Part Time Flexible"

PTF was slave labor. There was no Part Time and there was no Flexible to it. We were working 12 hours a day, 6 days a week, and no overtime;… …read more

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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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