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General Electric Co., Inc. Strike / New York / Massachusetts #200829

CBS Evening News for Monday, Oct 27, 1969
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(Studio) General Electric Company workers strike. Union leaders call it 100% effective.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Schenectady, New York) [STRIKER - says General Electric Company doesn't treat workers like people.] [2nd STRIKER - asks if one can live on peanuts.] [3rd STRIKER - says strike only weapon workers have.]
REPORTER: Robert Schakne

(Lynn, Massachusetts) General Electric Company has plants in 130 cities. 13 unions involved in walkout. Men picket. Company offers 6.5% incr Workers want 10.7%. Union wants automatic pay raises to cover cost of living. Company wants to leave it up to negotiation. Union wants issues settled by arbitration. General Electric Company says it would interfere with management rights. Union says "Boulwarism," making offer and holding to it isn't bargaining. [Union President Paul JENNINGS - says General Electric Company refuses to collectively bargain.] General Electric Company representatives refuse to comment.
REPORTER: Robert Schakne

Cronkite, Walter;
Schakne, Robert

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