Today in Labor History

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August 29, 1889


The Milwaukee Letter Carriers Association organizes the founding meeting of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC).  With approximately sixty carriers attending from eighteen states, NALC was founded in a meeting hall above Schaefer’s saloon in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  [Photo:  After parcel post service was introduced in 1913, at least two children were sent – with stamps attached to their clothing – and delivered to their destinations.  The Postmaster General quickly issued a regulation forbidding the sending of children in the mail.]

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