The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, July 19, 1978-Page 7
Postal contract bargainers still deadlocked
WASHINGTON (AP)-Bargainers diers union said the two sides were national-have been negotiating inten- later changed his mind.
on a contract covering more than meeting apart yesterday and were sively for a week in the hope of settling The Associated Press obtained a copy
500,000 workers failed yesterday to being assisted by federal mediators on a new accord before their old pact of a letter Andrews apparently intended
resolve their deadlock over several who were shuttling back and forth. expires at midnight tomorrow. to release to his union's executive board
main issues as the negotiations headed But LaPenta said there was "no LA PENTA SAID bargainers but later decided to withhold. In the un-
toward tomorrow's deadline and a truth" to reports that the unions hroke resolved shout 20 secondary issues hut sent letter, Andrews said the
possible mail strike. off talks yesterday over management's made no progress on priority issues, in- negotiations were broken off.
One union negotiator said the two attempts to eliminate a no-layoff clause cluding job security, wages, overtime, ANDREWS COULD not be reached
sides had failed to reach agreement on that the unions have in the current con- work rule changes and safety and yesterday for comment on the letter.
, tract. health. But in a tape-recorded telephone
more than a dozen 'res hard issues," The U.S. Postal Service and three The two sides met all day Monday message to his members, Andrews said
including the bitterly disputed issue of unions-American Postal Workers, and into early yesterday morning, their the unions "are up against a stone wall
job security. Letter Carriers and the mail handlers latest session in three months of talks. based on management's refusal to
JAMES LA PENTA of the mail han- division of the Laborers' Inter- One source close to the negotiations negotiate on anything other than no-
said the atmosphere at the bargaining layoff.
M table became quarrelsome Monday "It is now clear that management's
M id e a st p ea ce ta lK S night during a discussion over the no- strategy is to keep the negotiations at a
layoff clause, which the unions insist boil up until the end."
must be retained. Meanwhile, Postmaster General
iti E"PEOPLE LOST their tempers at William Bolger issued a stern warning
one point," the source said of the long to postal workers in a memo circulated
Monday session. "Of course, around the country, reminding them
(Continued from Page One) Despite the gap over the West Bank sometimes these emotional things help "of the grave consequences" they face
tend a two-day Africn summit con- and the Palestinians, the State Depar- them get together.' if they participate in a postal strike.
ference. tment is anticipating a successful out- One of the union bargainers, Emmett He said striking postal workers would
The two foreign ministers met with come for the talks. It is making plans Andrews, president of the Ameican be committing a felony, could lose their
Vance around a bare wooden table in for Middle East trouble shooter Alfred Postal Workers, reportedly threatened jobs and could be prohibited from
one the castle's sitting rooms. The an- L. Atherton to make a round of calls to break off the talks Monday night, but holding government jobs.
cient castle was chosen to help protect this weekend in Egypt, Israel, Jordan
the participants from any possible and Saudi Arabia.
disruption by extremists opposed to a
peace settlement. Atherton's job would be to forge the
The extraordinary security technical groundwork for more Egyp- Sat -Sun-Wed 30-3:30-5:30-7:30-9:30
precautions-the talks were shifted tian-Israel negotiations. Such talks Mon-Tues-Thurs-Fri 7:30-9:30
from a downtown London hotel just last could take place within a month's time
weekend-appeared to irritate Dayan at El Arish, on Sinai's Mediterranean
who called them "far overdone" and coast, or at Beersheba, the gateway to
"totally unacceptable." the Negev Desert.
THE TALKS IN the countryside
castle, a favorite spot of King Henry
VIII, are designed to inspire continued spokesmen emphasized wide differen-
ces still existed between their positions
negaion aon the West Bank and the Palestinians.
Ann Arbor ready for
Art Fair onslaught
(Continued from Page One) "WE'RE ALL volunteers," said an
nsisted Geri Willson, co-chairperson emloyee of Jason's Ice Cream Parlor.
>f the State Street Fair. "It brings the He explained that about ten area
own together-good, bad or indif businesspersons are working to
erent.' prepare for the fair. "This is our part,"
TRUE ENOUGH, anyone who ven- the Jason's employee said. "I coerced
ures into Ann Arbor streets during the my friends and my brother's friends in-
next four days will inevitably become to helping-somebody's got to do it."
entangled in the workings of the fair. "All the people (construction
"They are super," Willson said of the workers) are working their hearts and
airs, bending down to mark the in- guts out," declared Willson.
dividual artists' display areas with Although the artists waited until this
ilver-colored tape. "I think the Art morning to put out their wares, mem-
air is the best cultural bers of the Artists and Craftsmen Guild
timulation-you not only see art in dif- were out on East University yesterday
erent mediums, but you meet people afternoon with hammer and nails, con-
rom both sides of the fence." structing their own personal booths for
The enthusiasn of the artists the Guild's Summer Arts festival.
>usinesspersons and organizers direc- . For Raymond Morge, wood-inlaying,
ly involved in the fair has spread to is only a hobby, but he said he spends
nany locals. Dozens of Ann Arborites all yesr preparing for the Ann Arbor
have spent the past two days construc- fair, where he sells almost all his year's
ing booths and tents on the fair groun- work.
A booth at the Art Fair is not always a
WE DON'T GET paid very much, but money-making proposition, however.
we enjoy it," said Tom Schmidt, taking Loveleen Bajwa, manager of the
i few minutes rest from the all-day restaurant Raja Rani, admits her In-
>roject of putting up booths on South dian food stand does not exactly rake in
Jniversity. About half the workers, ac- the bucks. "People who come to the fair
:ording to Schmidt, had participated in just want to sample, not eat a big din-
he booth construction last year and ner," Bawja said. "But it's good adver-
were eager toncomehbac~k.tising for the restaurant.
HELD OVER SECOND WEEK
Schmidt explained the stall's wooden
frames are stored at the Ann-Arbor
Airport during the year, and are
resurrected each year at the end of July
for the four-day fair.
On Maynard Street yesterday, a
dozen shirtless voung men snent two
There are 11.2 million students
enrolled in colleges and universities,
according to the Census Bureau. Nearly
half of this number, of 5.26 million, are
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