The right to replace strikers permanently strikes a sensitive chord ("You can't bargain with a striker whose job is no more," Top of The News, Aug, 5). No matter how you color it, when you permanently replace strikers during a labor-management dispute, you're firing them.

However, if this practice is to be overruled, let's first get to a level playing field and ban the issuing of federal food stamps to the strikers. It makes little sense for U. S. taxpayers (including management) to subsidize and support strikers by granting them food stamps while they're on the picket line.

No firing and no food stamps.

John D. Harris

Dayton

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