Books [Communications--1st Report]
Things happened during those stand up meetings. The workers tell stories about it. They wrote songs about it, their own songs. There's no record who wrote them. Ten or fifteen people got together and composed them. They sand them during the stand up and they're still being sung today. Almost everybody remembers them. Here's how the action took place. Nobody knew just when and where it would start, not even the executive committees in the shops. But the workers had voted the National Office the power to call this action. At exactly 10:19 the organizer stepped into the Pittsburgh shop and he was supposed to blow a whistle which would begin the action. He had the whistle with him and he tried to blow a terrific blast. Nothing came up. That was hot. Finally the damn thing did let out a squeak and as soon as the Pittsburgh workers heard the whistle they flashed this message at the end of whatever message they were sending. STOP STOP STOP ACA STAND UP FOR BETTER CONDITIONS, and they stood up. The workers receiving the message sent it on and did the same. In a minute the action was flashed all over the country and the Stand Up meetings were on. When the three hours were over, someone flashed the word and in the same way they resumed work. It was that action that broke the back of Postal and they signed up. Here are some of the songs that were born during the time.
The is called the Postal Soup Song. It goes to the tune of My Bonny Lies Over The Ocean:
All my lifetime I worked for the Postal.
Until I was near ninety-nine;
And when I was laid off they told me