Labor News

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Letter carrier honored for heroism and humanity

"From the first day I put the uniform on, I knew it was the job I wanted to retire from."

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A tribute to Paul C. Neal

Paul C. Neal died one month before his 64th birthday.In addition to many wonderful stories from his family, his union president and a minister who lived on his mail delivery route both spoke eloquently.

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Today in labor history: National Association of Letter Carriers founded

With sixty carriers attending from eighteen states, the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) was founded in a meeting hall above Schaefer's saloon in Milwaukee, on August 29, 1889.

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Letter carriers rally for six day delivery

Chanting "five days no, six days yes," over 500 Connecticut letter carriers, family members and supporters gathered for a noon-time rally on the New Haven Green.

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Postal workers' hunger strike over, victory declared

The hunger strikers called on postal management to suspend cuts and closures and allow Congress to fix the finances by repealing the prefunding mandate and refunding the pension surplus.

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Postal workers on hunger strike take aim at newspaper

After three days of starving themselves to "save a starving postal service" 10 hunger strikers today took aim at the Washington Post.

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Labor exposes Alabama law to world scrutiny

Labor has taken its campaign against Alabama's racist, anti-Hispanic, anti-immigrant law international.

Unions hit latest plans for postal cuts

The nation's postal unions protested cutback plans that would close hundreds of distribution centers and lengthen delivery times.

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Plan to end Saturday mail delivery is un-American

CHICAGO — Who doesn’t love the smiling letter carrier who hands you the mail, pulls cats out of trees, braves fires, chases away burglars and engages in numberless additional acts of heroism?