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Saint Joseph's Strike / Abernathy / Tennessee #201801

CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 26, 1969
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(Studio) Hints of demonstrators softening in Memphis.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Memphis, Tennessee) Marchers walk to Shelby Cnty. jail where Reverend Ralph Abernathy and others make bond. Urges settlement of strike of Saint Joseph's Hospital. 100 involved in 12-wk. strike. Bishop Joseph Durick urges pickets withdraw, strikers return to work, and mediation held. Abernathy endorses Durick remarks. [Union Org. Jesse EPPS - says members vote unanimously to accept moratorium. To return to work Monday] Hospital board meets. [ABERNATHY - says determined to stand up before Pharaohs of leaders and tell them to let people go.] Will hospitals accept mediation?
REPORTER: Foster Davis

Davis, Foster;
Reasoner, Harry

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