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Post Office Strike / Nixon / Troops / Blount / Shultz #9658

ABC Evening News for Monday, Mar 23, 1970
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(Studio) Nixon orders federal troops to restore New York City mail service; unprecedented act; many post office workers return; not enough.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Nixon tries to force striker return; [NIXON - won't hesitate to send Army into other cities; survival of law-based government at stake.] [Postmaster General Winton BLOUNT - explains government plan.] As fast as mail carriers return, troops withdrawn; [Labor Secretary George SHULTZ - claims wildcat strike dangerous.] No negotiations till strike ends.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(DC) Union leaders disapprove President action. [Postal Clerks Union President FILBEY - urges worker return.] [Letter Carriers Union President James RADEMACHER - asks member return in response to Nixon crisis action.]
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Studio) Nixon addresses point of speech directly to mailmen.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(NYC, New York) Workers boo Nixon speech; New York City soldiers reinforced by 1,600 GIs, airmen and New York national guardsmen. [Manhattan Bronx Postal Workers Union President Morris BILLER - deplores Nixon move; predicts President hopes broken before strike.]
REPORTER: Gregory Jackson

(Chicago, Illinois) Picketing mailmen defy court order. [Letter carrier George BOYLES - says jails couldn't hold all strikers.] Only welfare checks sorted and delivered; some go to mailmen.
REPORTER: Kenneth Gale

Donaldson, Sam;
Gale, Kenneth;
Jackson, Gregory;
Jarriel, Tom;
Reynolds, Frank

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