Support the Postal Workers Strike! Workers of all Industries: General Strike Now!
np: Marxist-Leninst Party, 1970. Mimeograph. 8 1/2 x 11 in. Very good, creased from folding. Item #5612
Leaflet from the Marxist-Leninst Party during the March 1970 United States Postal Workers’ Strike, after Nixon called in the National Guard. The flyer urges other workers to join in support of postal workers and begin a general strike. Combatting state disinformation about the strike and aligning themselves with struggles for liberation around the world, the MLP urged workers to join in the struggle.
The strike lasted 8 days and lead to the formation of the American Postal Workers Union and the passage of the
Postal Reorganization Act, with which postal workers won full collective bargaining rights. With the law’s passage, the US Post Office Department, a part of the Cabinet, became the US Postal Service, an independent agency authorized as an official service of the government.
A scarce document of worker solidarity, demonstrating how labor struggle has reshaped the state apparatus.