Postal Heroes – The Great 1970 Mail Strike

March 25, 1970 was the end of the strike that brought us all decent wages and benefits. Thank you New York postal workers for igniting that courageous act 49 years ago. See: The Great 1970 Mail Strike that Stunned the Country | APWU First Name: Juanita Last Name: Boles Email: jkboles@yahoo.com Union/Local: APWU – Oakland,…

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USPS: Women’s History Month

National observance honors contributions Women’s History Month begins Friday, March 1. The annual observance, which traces its roots to the early 1980s, honors the contributions of women to American history and the shaping of contemporary society. The USPS workforce includes about 288,000 women, or about 45 percent of employees. “Throughout the Postal Service’s history, women…

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USPS: In 1964, a Post Office was open on Oct. 32

October is one of the seven months that has 31 days. Except for the year when it had 32 days — at one Post Office in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. That office was the Kwajalein, Marshall Islands, branch of the Honolulu Post Office, which was located on an island of the same name….

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USPS: 5 facts about Labor Day

To help you get ready for Labor Day next week, here are five things you may not have known about the holiday. 1. Labor unions helped establish Labor Day. The holiday was first celebrated in New York City on the first Tuesday of September 1882 by members of the Central Labor Union, a group comprised…

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USPS: Military Appreciation Month observed in May

Military Appreciation Month, declared a national observance by Congress in 1999, is marked annually in May. “The Postal Service is proud to have veterans and the dedication they bring to our workforce,” said Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan. “We are equally proud to serve veterans and members of the armed forces as valued customers, and…

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USPS: Postal Facts site offers trove of info

Did you know the Postal Service handles almost half the world’s mail volume? Or that 318 employees were honored for their heroism during the previous fiscal year? Or that the organization receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations? If any of…

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USPS: 5 facts about postal pioneer Mary Goddard

To help mark Women’s History Month, here are five facts about Mary Katherine Goddard, the first known woman Postmaster in the United Colonies, the predecessor of the United States. 1. Goddard came from a postal family. She was born in 1738 in New London, CT, where her father, Giles, served as a physician and Postmaster….

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