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Postage Rate Hike #53815

ABC Evening News for Friday, May 12, 1978
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(Studio) Citizens' rate for postage said rejected by Postal Rate Cmsn. 15-cent stamp anticipated next month.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(DC) Rise of postage from 2 cents to new 15-cent rate for letters noted. [Maryland Sandra RICHARDSON - comments on rate increase] Financial troubles of postal system recounted. Film shown. [Chairperson Postal Rates Commission Clyde DUPONT - explains necessity for increase] Wage rates of postal workers noted. [Postal labor negotiator Jim LaPENTA - speaks of Carter administration pressure; says postal workers can't subsidize service by lowering wage demands.] Inefficiency of service noted.
REPORTER: Bettina Gregory

Gregory, Bettina;
Jarriel, Tom

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