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Postal Strike Possibility #500312

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 23, 1978
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(Studio) New threat of postal strike detailed.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) [Mail carrier Roy LONG - feels he and other carriers work backwards on pay scale.] Details of proposed letter carriers' contract listed; potential for strike reported National Association of Letter Carriers president J. Joseph Vacca's response to contract rejection by members and other statements reported [VACCA - comments of AFL-CIO president George Meany's remarks about postal workers contract. Notes own union not as large as private industry unions or American Postal Workers, but thinks Meany might help.] Postmaster General William Bolger's stated refusal to reopen negotiations and union hopes that he will change mind reported

(NYC) Expected rejection of contract by American Postal Workers Union noted. Wildcat strike in July by employees of New York City bulk mail facility in Jersey City, New Jersey, recalled. [New York postal workers president Moe BILLER - predicts American Postal Workers will reject contract by greater margin than did letter carriers.] Pressure on Postal Service to resume negotiations noted.
REPORTER: Robert Hager

Brinkley, David;
Hager, Robert;
Kur, Bob

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