Vintage 1970 Bona Allen Inc Us Mailbag Leather Postal Memorabilia
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Vintage 1970 Bona Allen Inc Us Mailbag Leather Postal Memorabilia :
Vintage, all original 1970 Bona Allen leather U.S. Mail bag.
Measures approx. 19 x 13 inches.
40 years old
TheU.S. postal strike of 1970was a groundbreaking two-weekstrikeby federal postal workers in March 1970. The strike was unique both because it was against the government and because it was one of the largestwildcat strikesin U.S. history.
PresidentRichard Nixoncalled out theUnited States armed forcesand theNational Guardin an attempt to distribute the mail and break the strike.
The strike influenced the contents of thePostal Reorganization Act of 1970, which transformed the Post Office into the more corporateUnited States Postal Serviceand guaranteedcollective bargainingrights (though not the right to strike.)