“If you want higher wages, let me tell you what to do: you got to talk to the workers in the shop with you,” begins a wonderful, funny talking blues that Seeger’s group, the Almanac Singers, wrote in 1941 to boost CIO organizing.
Letter carrier Tyson Jerome Barnette, 26, was shot and killed while delivering mail in the dark. His family members and fellow letter carriers say the Postal Service is to blame.
Are you hunting for the perfect gift for the labor bookworms on your list? Or maybe you’re hungry for reading material to tide you over till Labor Notes’ next book? Here are some gems.
Seriously, we’re as frustrated as you are—and so are postal workers.
Closures of mail processing plants have hit small newspapers hard. Take The Bullard Banner News in Texas. After the nearest USPS plant closed in June, the weekly paper’s route to local mailboxes now detours through a plant 120 miles away. One subscriber reported getting no paper for weeks—then three in a day.