NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 18, 1978
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(Studio) United States Post Office performance and costs noted as highly visible to American public.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(DC) Postal Service reaction to postage increase noted; film shown. Background on rate increases given. Inflation blamed by postal officials. Bulk-mail centers reported to be inefficient; details listed. Effect of private parcel business on United States Postal Service noted. United Parcel Service given as example Wages of postal workers noted as primary financial problem of postal service. July 12, 1978, film of Washington, DC protest of postal workers shown; demands listed. Background of mailman Paul McGinn given. McGinn quoted with regard to wages. [McGINN - comments on letter carrier's demands.] Mtg. in Washington, DC of postal negotiators reported; film shown. Legis. making Postal Service more accountable to Congress cited. Incrd. cost of postal service reported.
REPORTER: Charles Quinn
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