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(Studio) Postal Service and postal unions continue talks.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) Contracts end Sunday night. [President Letter Carriers Union James RADEMACHER - says if no contract, we won't work.] Job security is issue. [Postmaster General Benjamin BAILAR - says opportunity to adjust work force important. Unions make it difficult for us to grant their economy requirements by refusing flexibility.] Critics say rates have gone up; service deteriorated. [BAILAR - says average over all service is very good.] 90 billion pieces mail handled yearly Postal Service doesn't pay for self; 1975 deficit is $850 million. Congress asked for more aid.
REPORTER: Jed Duvall
- Cronkite, Walter;
- Duvall, Jed
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