The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on December 10, 1976 · Page 18
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 18

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A18-Palm Beach Post, Friday, December 10, 1976 Parcel Strike End Voted A UPI survey found only two locals that rejected, the contract in early returns one in Philadelphia, the other in Shrewsbury, Mass. The Parcel Service employes have been on strike since Sept. 16. The affected 15-state area stretched from Maine to South Carolina. New York City workers were not on strike, however. Although the burden of United Parcel Service deliveries was assumed by the U.S. Postal Service and small private shippers, the strike caused many delays for retailers awaiting Christmas merchandise. Consumers were forced to ship their gifts earlier than usual. Postal Service business on the WASHINGTON (UPI) - Some 18,-000 striking United Parcel Service employes voted by a substantial majority yesterday to end a 12-week walkout that has delayed delivery of many Christmas packages in the East. United Parcel Service executives in Greenwich, Conn., refused to say immediately when deliveries would resume. But the strikers predicted they would be back at work by Monday. The Teamsters union announced the company's latest contract offer was accepted by a "large majority." Earlier returns showed a margin of more than 3-1 in favor of the back-to-work proposal. PatriciaY Tucker winner of our Honor Agent Award, has the Spirit of 76! She has the revolutionary fervor of 1776 that makes her want every family to have their total way of life protected. And she's a thorough-going, 1976 insurance professional. Seener. East Coast was more than doubled by the UPS strike, forcing the post office to hire more than 10,000 extra workers Postal officials expected their volume to remain high despite a possible settlement. But United Parcel Service officials noted the strike has not yet interfered with that company's holiday deliver peak, which normally occurs about 10 days before Christmas. Based in Greenwich, Conn., UPS is the nation's largest private parcel delivery service. Company negotiators reportedly backed down on two key strike issues - a liberal dismissal policy and the right to replace fulltime workers by attrition with part-timers. The union meanwhile relinquished its demand to control pension funds for part-time workers. The striking employes currently earn a maximum of about $7 an hour. Although the new offer varies by region, it would raise the fulltime hourly wage by about $2 over the next two and one-half years. The proposal offered UPS drivers an improved uniform allowance, safer tires, air conditioning in their cabs, the right to use Citizen Band radios and a guaranteed reimbursement up to $50 for personal losses during holdups. Consumer Groups Sue Mattel on Ads And let her make mechanism which, in fact, was only a rubber band. 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