NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 07, 1984
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(Studio) Postmaster General William Bolger reported warning postal workers against striking.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Boston, Massachusetts) Postal workers' union objection to new plan under which rookie carriers will be paid less than those already working for Postal Service examined; details of plan outlined on screen. [Union president Moe BILLER - considers plan union-busting tactic.] Greyhound, Continental Airlines recalled using same two-tiered system; competition from Federal Express, UPS and others discussed. [Harvard economy Richard FREEMAN - criticizes timing of government proposal.] [MAN - comments.] [BOLGER - notes strike by postal workers is illegal.]
REPORTER: Fred Briggs