N.Y. postal union a
new nationwide contract proposal.
ByTheAssociatedPress THE NEW JERSEY workers are
Union officials for postal workers in part of the New York Metro Area Postal
the key New York area, angry over Union, which represents about half the
firings by the Postal Service, are's postal workers and authorized the
authorized a strike vote last night. strike vote.
Local president Moe Biller said, "if If the New York local votes to strike,
New York votes to strike, the rest of the the effect would be to sanction the wild-
country will follow." catting by members of the American
The Postal Service had announced Postal Workers (APW) at the New
yesteray the dismissal of 122 employees York Bulk and Foreign Mail Center in
in New Jersey and California who had Jersey City, N.J.
taken part in wildcat strikes to protesta If other APW locals did the same, a
Plymouth Center head
agrees with findings
(Continuedtfrom Pate3) within the facility. She said frequent
Retarded Citizens (PARC) has been ac- rotations would make attendant jobs a
tive in task force meetings. The difficult job less difficult.
organization, comprised mostly of However, Sandy McGuire, another
residents' parents, has voiced strong PARC member, cautiously supported
opposition to what it sees as the "slow the committee's findings but said she
process of changes" at the center. wondered "when things are going to
really happen." She downplayed
MARY BRIMHALL new president of Rosen's contention that significant
PARC, yesterday said she is "very changes have already been implemen-
pleased" with the Cohen report but em- ted at Plymouth.
phasized that "time will be the sole "Only minor changes have occurred
judge of the recommendations.' there. All we've really seen is changes
Brimhall repeatedly endorsed the on paper," said McGuire.
report's recommendation to educate
the youth about the mental health
problem. She said PARC should initiate
a program to quickly inform youths
because. "they're the ones who will
have to handle any eventual abuses."
Brimhall, who used to work at
Plymouth, also praised the task force's
recommendation to transfer attendants
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iuthorizes strike vote
nationwide strike could result-despite Postmaster General William Bolger,
the tentative contract settlement that addressing a convention of Virginia
averted a nationwide strike early postmasters in Williamsburg, said
Friday morning, strikers who received dismissal notices
DISMISSAL NOTICES were issued to "are involved in illegal picketing and
80 strikers in Jersey city on Sunday and other activities." Federal law prohibits
Monday, officials said, and in Califor- strikes-wildcat or union san-
nia. Postal Service representative Jim ctioned-by postal workers and other
Meldrum said 42 employees of the West U.S. government employees, and
Coast bulk-mail facility in San Fran- Bolger warned that strikers could be
cisco would be dismissed. subject to felony prosecutions.
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