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Postal Strike Possibility #54803

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 20, 1978
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(Studio) Continuing Washington, DC negotiations to prevent ntnwide. postal strike noted.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Details given about negotiations. New York postal workers head Moe Biller's statement to Postmaster General William Bolger reported [Federal mediator Wayne HOROVITZ - comments on negotiations.] Positions of both sides on issues listed. Rural mail carriers' plans to ignore strike and plans of handlers in Chicago and New York City to honor it stated. Postal Service's alternative plans in event of strike outlined.
REPORTER: George Strait

(Studio) Illegality of postal strike mentioned. Other concerns involved with possible strike outlined. Effect on mail order business reported.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(No location given) Effect of postal strike on mail order companies detailed, using Horchow Company as example [Company spokesperson Roger HORCHOW - described potential loss for year with postal strike.] Another example given is Chicago's Buckley Dement Ad. Corp., direct mail advertising firm. [Company spokesperson Harry DeLARME - will have to lay off workers.] Potential for little effect on catalog sales of companies like Sears, Montgomery Ward and J.C. Penney's detailed.
REPORTER: Richard Mayk (WFAA newstape)

Mayk, Richard;
Reynolds, Frank;
Robinson, Max;
Strait, George

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