Signed, sealed and delivered: 1978 strike against mandatory overtime, speedups and hazardous working conditions

Signed, sealed and delivered: 1978 strike against mandatory overtime, speedups and hazardous working conditions

On July 21, 1978 thousands of postal workers walked off the job, saying "No" to mandatory overtime, forced speedups and hazardous working conditions. As a result of this wildcat strike, 600,000 workers won better contracts. But 200 were arbitrarily fired by management to teach all postal workers a lesson. This documentary is the story of the struggle these postal workers waged to win back their jobs.

Signed, Sealed and Delivered: 1978 strike against mandatory overtime, speedups & hazardous working conditions from Libcom Dot Org on Vimeo.

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Ed
Sep 30 2012 17:19

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syndicalist
Sep 30 2012 17:35

Ah, good deal. Some of us (in the Libertarian Workers Group) were involved in solidarity work around this wildcat; reinstatment campaign and so forth.

Interesting bunch of back stories about 1970s postal workers and left involvement.

Thanks for getting this up.