New York Metro Area Postal Union Records
Language of Materials
The New York Metro Area Postal Union (American Postal Workers Union, Local 10) represents clerks, motor vehicle staff, maintenance workers and mail-handlers in the great New York City area. The collection includes minutes, administrative files, officers files, stewards files, bargaining files, grievances, affiliates files, publications of the local, reports, financial records, subject files, archived websites, and ephemera.
The New York Metro Area Postal Union (American Postal Workers Union, Local 10) represents clerks, motor vehicle staff, maintenance workers and mail-handlers in the great New York City area. (Some mail-handlers, however, are represented by other unions.) By the 1980s the local enrolled more than 25,000 members. The local originated as Local 10 of the National Federation of Post Office Clerks. Officers and most of the members of this local seceded in 1958 to become the Postal Union of Manhattan-Bronx Clerks (later the Manhattan-Bronx Postal Union), with the aim of uniting many postal crafts in one industrial union. The local became part of the newly created American Postal Workers Union in 1971, after taking a leading role in the hard-fought national strike of postal workers in 1970. Under the dynamic presidencies of Moe Biller and Josie MacMillan from the 1958 through the 1980s, the local won significant gains for its members. Both the membership and the local union leadership became more diverse as post office jobs opened up to minorities and women as a result of civil rights initiatives of the 1960s.
This collection has not been arranged by an archivist. The materials are arranged in the order in which they were received from the donor.
Scope and Content Note
The collection includes minutes, administrative files, officers files, stewards files, bargaining files, grievances, affiliates files, publications of the local, reports, financial records, subject files, archived websites, and ephemera.
Conditions Governing Access
Materials are open without restrictions.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright (or related rights to publicity and privacy) for materials in this collection, created by the New York Metro Area Postal Union was not transferred to New York University. Permission to use materials must be secured from the copyright holder.
Identification of item, date; New York Metro Area Postal Union Records; WAG 103; box number; folder number or item identifier; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.
To cite the archived website in this collection: Identification of item, date; New York Metro Area Postal Union Records; WAG 103; Wayback URL; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by the New York Metro Area Postal Union, 1980. The accession number associated with this gift is 1950.053.
https://www.nymetro.org/ was initially selected by curators and captured through the use of The California Digital Library's Web Archiving Service in 2009 as part of the Labor Unions and Organizations (U.S.) Web Archive. In 2015, these websites were migrated to Archive-It. Archive-It uses web crawling technology to capture websites at a scheduled time and displays only an archived copy, from the resulting WARC file, of the website. In 2020, https://www.facebook.com/2014nymetro/ was added. The accession number associated with this website is 2021.040.
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About this Guide
In 2014, the archived website was added. In 2021, an additional website was added to the finding aid.