The episode seems silly in retrospect. What was not so silly, however, was the political repression Communists faced.
The Letter Carriers took the unusual step of singling out for support only lawmakers who are strong supporters of postal union members.
"Our newsroom/editorial office erupted with cheers; it felt like winning a Pulitzer, but without the champagne."
In her new book, "What Did You Learn at Work Today? The Forbidden Lessons of Labor Education," Helena Worthen provides a unique blend of theory and practice.
Forty-five percent of Californians in polls have answered that unions do more harm than good. Where do they receive this idea, and how do we change the narrative?
Whenever the subject of raising hourly pay to a livable level comes up in Los Angeles, you can expect two stalwart foes: The Chamber of Commerce and the Central City Association.
While 131,000 people found jobs last month, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics report, the number of unemployed people rose by 197,000 to 9.67 million.
The workers are still part-timers, and their compensation is still far from the level that New Haven school custodians enjoyed before the privatization hit.
The supposed loss results from crushing pension pre-funding requirements imposed on the Postal Service.
Environmental activists, among them many union members, are escalating their protests against approval of the pipeline.