Hon. Eric W. Kierans (Postmasler General):
Mr. Speaker, obviously any strike affects not only those who go on strike but all those whose operations are affected thereby. An automobile strike affects parts manufacturers, and so on. It is true that those letter carriers, both rural and in city service, who contract to deliver mail were not paid during the time of the strike because there was nothing for them to do. No letters were mailed and no such services were needed.
Topic: POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT
Subtopic: PAYMENT UNDER CONTRACTS FOR PERIOD OF STRIKE