postal service

Free parking - Phinneas Gage

In this piece Phinneas Gage recalls the challenges of organizing under punitive back to work legislation and the effect it had on shop floor organising. As tensions grow over a dispute about the safety of various parking arrangements around renovated facilities the shop again begins to mobilise. Then tragedy strikes and the workers are reminded that sometimes the cost of a partial victory can be as great as any defeat.

On the Line Vol. 4, No. 1 (April 1981)

The Vol. 4, No. 1 (April 1981) issue of On the Line, a newsletter of the New York based Libertarian Workers Group.

On the Line Vol. 3, No. 2 (May-June 1980)

The Vol. 3, No. 2 (May-June 1980) issue of On the Line, the monthly newsletter of the New York based Libertarian Workers Group.

On the Line Vol. 2, No. 3 (August 1979)

The Vol. 2, No. 3 (August 1979) issue of On The Line, the monthly newsletter of the New York based Libertarian Workers Group.

Snake march - Phinneas Gage

Concluding Phinneas Gage’s three-part series on struggles at the Canada Post during 2011, we present ‘Snake march’. In this final installment, he describes the moral as the lockout drags on. Parliamentary filibusters and symbolic occupations fail to turn the tide on contract negotiations. The postal workers return to work, determined to not let management bulldoze them in the shopfloor.

Buffalo Jump - Phinneas Gage

The second in a three part series about a strike at Canada Post. Phinneas Gage describes how the strike rolled on as the workers faced a common challenge of workplace battles. The government, employers, and national union began making moves to diffuse the situation and try to control the actions of the workers.

Turning up the Heat - Phinneas Gage

The first of a three part series that detail a set of organizing actions by postal workers in Canada during 2011. It is written by fellow Recomposition editor Phinneas Gage who expounds on the actions that led up to the CUPW strike, the predicaments that workers faced challenging management, and the indelible memory of seeing management flee an angry mob of strikers.

Some editions of Communication Worker - 1987-88

'Christmas is cancelled' headline

Here are seven editions of the bulletin produced by the rank-and-file postal workers' group Communication Workers Group.

Postal service: reading guide

Libcom.org's reading guide on working life and struggles written by and about workers in the postal service.