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Title: Roar of the Wildcat! Lessons for Today from the 1970 Postal Strike
START DATE: Friday October 18
TIME: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location Details:
4375 Adeline Street, Near 45th Street, Emeryville, CA
Event Type: Teach-In
The 1970 Postal Strike was a wildcat strike that started in New York City. The strike shut down the mail for an entire week and soon moved across the US. It won higher wages for postal workers across the country and represents an example of workers taking a struggle into their own hands. The strike offers key lessons for workers at BART, AC Transit, and elsewhere to draw from as they confront management and the government itself. Presented by David Welsh, retired postal worker and participant in the recent occupation outside of the downtown Berkeley Post Office, slated for closure.

To read more about the strike, go here: http://www.libcom.org/library/notes-postal-strike



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by crudo
Thursday Oct 17th, 2013 5:27 AM
Hey editors. Put this on the main wire list please.
by Editor
Friday Oct 18th, 2013 9:33 AM
Hi Crudo,

Thanks for posting your event!

If this event was put on the main newswire it would be buried since it was posted weeks ago. I reclassified it yesterday to show up on the front page red links as I think it was originally misclassified. I hope this is satisfactory.