Photographs, [ca. 1955-1981].


New York Metro Area Postal Union. Photographs, [ca. 1955-1981].

Photographs, [ca. 1955-1981].

This collection of approximately 2000 photoprints (many are copy prints for the Union's publication, The Union Mail) documents the concerns of the New York Metro Area Postal Union's membership over a twenty-five year period (1955-1981). Photoprints of rallies and demonstrations show the issues around which the Union organized and the changing language for those demands. Placards read "need a union shop", "demand share in America's proseperity", "pay not peanuts - 4.1% is peanuts", and "postal workers can strike, need a pay hike". Of special interest are the shots of the union's delegation leaving for the 1963 March for Jobs and Freedom. In addition, the collection is filled out with photoprints of individuals, of bargaining sessions and of national conventions. There are some views of union sponsored social groups like the chess club and the bowling team. The Union's lobbying is reflected in photoprints of local and national union leadership with various politicians including John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Ken Keating, and Congressman John Lindsay.

6 linear feet.

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