A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service
In the face of aggressive attacks, a wide range of national and local organizations have come together to create A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service. These organizations are united in the demand that the public good must not be sacrificed for the sake of private investment and profit. A strong public Postal Service is our democratic right. The Alliance is fighting to protect and enhance vibrant public postal services now—and for many generations to come.
Labor’s International Connections
The first president of the AFL, Samuel Gompers, worked hard in the aftermath of World War I to establish the International Labor Organization (ILO). This organization, now a specialized international agency of the United Nations, has a tripartite structure, meaning equal representation from governments, employers, and worker organizations. It seeks to open up a “social dialog” to deal with international problems directly affecting workers and to evaluate the standards for workers around the world.
—Adapted from The Union Member's Complete Guide, by Michael Mauer