• Short Summary

    TROOPS MOVED INTO NEW YORK TONIGHT (MONDAY) TO BEGIN CLEARING THE MOUNTAIN OF MAIL WHICH HAS ACCUMULATED IN THE CITY DURING AMERICA'S FIRST-EVER POSTAL STRIKE.

  • Description

    1.
    GV STRIKERS OUTSIDE POSTMEN'S BUILDING
    0.09

    2.
    SV INT. PARCELS & CRATES BANKED UP
    0.14

    3.
    CU SIGN ON PERISHABLE GOODS
    0.27

    4.
    SV MAILBAGS
    0.32

    5.
    SV CONVEYOR BELT
    0.40

    6.
    CU NIXON
    1.37


    TRANSCRIPT: (SEQ. 6): NIXON: "I HAVE JUST NOW DIRECTED THE ACTIVATION OF THE MEN OF THE VARIOUS MILITARY ORGANISATIONS TO BEGIN IN NEW YORK CITY THE RESTORATION OF ESSENTIAL MAIL SERVICES. NEW YORK CITY IS WHERE THE CURRENT. ILLEGAL STOPPAGES BEGAN. IT IS WHERE THE MAIL HAS BEEN HALTED LONGEST - AND IT IS WHERE THE RESULTED PROBLEMS HAVE BECOME MOST ACUTE. IF THE POSTMASTER GENERAL DEEMS IT NECESSARY TO ACT IN OTHER AFFECTED MAJOR CITIES, IT WILL NOT HESITATE TO ACT. THESE REPLACEMENTS ARE BEING SENT IN AS A SUPPLEMENTARY WORK FORCE TO MAINTAIN ESSENTIAL SERVICES. ONLY AS MANY WORKERS AS ARE ESSENTIAL TO ACCOMPLISH THAT WILL BE USED, AND THEY WILL BE WITHDRAWN AS THE STRIKING POSTAL WORKERS RETURN TO THEIR JOBS."




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    Background: TROOPS MOVED INTO NEW YORK TONIGHT (MONDAY) TO BEGIN CLEARING THE MOUNTAIN OF MAIL WHICH HAS ACCUMULATED IN THE CITY DURING AMERICA'S FIRST-EVER POSTAL STRIKE.

    THIS FOLLOWED A WARNING EARLIER TODAY ON TELEVISION BY PRESIDENT NIXON THAT HE WOULD USE MILITARY RESOURCES TO RESTORE NORMAL POSTAL SERVICES DISRUPTED BY THE SIX-DAY STOPPAGE.

    IN ADDITION TO THE TROOPS CALLED IN TONIGHT, 15,000 PART-TIME SOLDIERS OF THE NATIONAL GUARD HAVE BEEN ORDERED TO REPORT TOMORROW MORNING (TUESDAY) FOR POSTAL DUTY.

    MANY POSTAL WORKERS TODAY VOTED TO CONTINUE THEIR UNOFFICIAL STRIKE INDEFINITELY DESPITE A DECLARATION BY PRESIDENT NIXON THAT THE POST DISRUPTION HAD NOW CAUSED A STATE OF NATIONAL EMERGENCY:-

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAC1C874P4GVBTE81JOF8N46KUQ
    Media URN:
    VLVAC1C874P4GVBTE81JOF8N46KUQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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