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Strikes / Postal Workers / Philadelphia / Northwest Airlines / Washington, DC #54840

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jul 24, 1978
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(Studio) Contd. strikes by municipal employees across nation noted. Threat of postal workers strike, despite contract agreement, reported.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(New Jersey) Wildcat strike by bulk mail workers in Jersey City, New Jersey, reported Postal Service firing of some of these noted. [MAN - comments on management attempts to break strike.] Wildcat strike in San Francisco bulk mail center, in Richmond, California, mentioned. Mtg. of New York-New Jersey local shop stewards to decide whether to support strikes cited.
REPORTER: Bill Stewart

(Studio) Report on end to Philadelphia municipal workers' strike. Beginning of garbage pick-up, not carried out for week, noted; film shown. San Antonio, Texas, garbage workers' firings because of illegal strike stated. Lack of progress in negotiations between Northwest Airlines and its striking pilots reported Details of pilots' strike given. Film shown. Effect of strike on air service in WA, OR, MT, ID, North Dakota and Minnesota described; most of airline's jets reported to be in Minneapolis hangars. Northwest's profits for last quarter cited; reasons given. Details given about Mutual Aid Pact (MAP), which subsidizes operations of any member airline hit by strike. [North Dakota state tax commissioner Byron DORGAN - states objections to MAP.] MAP's organization to combat power of Airline Pilots Association noted.
REPORTER: Max Robinson (WPVI newstape)

(Studio) Continuing Washington, DC transit strike described; film shown.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Reynolds, Frank;
Robinson, Max;
Stewart, Bill

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