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Mail sorter shows left is right too

By With Analysis From Monitor Correspondents Around The World, Edited By Susan Garland / February 4, 1982


Postal Service employee Robert Green can once again sort mail with his left hand - four months after being told he must do it the ''right'' way or lose his job.

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Mr. Green was told he had to hold the letters with his left hand and sort them with his right under a Postal Service program called ''Back to Basics,'' aimed at increasing manual production. But his union, along with Lefthanders International, put its foot down (presumably the left one) and demanded a change in the regulations.

Green says he has now been told that Postmaster General William F. Bolger will change the rule, allowing postal clerks to sort mail with either hand. A new manual will be coming out in a few months.