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.

Submitted by Ed on September 30, 2012

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syndicalist

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Submitted by syndicalist on September 30, 2012

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.