By Philip F. Rubio
This e-book brings to existence the real yet ignored tale of African American postal staff and the severe position they performed within the U.S. hard work and black freedom pursuits. Philip Rubio, a former postal employee, integrates civil rights, exertions, and left circulation histories that too usually are written as though they occurred individually. based on long island urban and Washington, D.C., the booklet chronicles a fight of nationwide value via its exam of the submit workplace, a office with amenities and unions serving each urban and city within the United States.Having fought their manner into postal positions and unions, black postal workers--often college-educated army veterans--became a serious strength for social switch. They mixed black hard work protest and civic traditions to build a civil rights unionism on the submit workplace. They have been a significant component within the 1970 national wildcat strike, which ended in complete collective bargaining rights for the foremost postal unions less than the newly demonstrated U.S. Postal carrier in 1971. In making the struggle for equality basic, African American postal employees have been influential in shaping trendy publish place of work and postal unions.