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Collection: American Postal Workers Union

View: March 18, 1970: Postal Workers Strike

The first mass work stoppage in the 195-year history of the Postal Service began on March 18, 1970, with a walkout of letter carriers in Brooklyn and Manhattan who were demanding better wages.

View: The Strike That Couldn’t Happen, The Great Postal Strike of March 1970

APWU remembers the Great Postal Strike of March 1970. For more background on the successful wildcat strike that earned postal workers the right to bargain collectively for better pay and benefits.