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Teacher Strikes / Connecticut / Utah / Michigan / Pennsylvania #2047

ABC Evening News for Monday, Sep 09, 1968
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(Studio) Teacher discontent prevalent, though strikes settled in E. Haven, Connecticut and Carbon Cnty., UT. Contract ratification opens schools in Inkster, Michigan.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Carol Mittman 1 of city's 12,000 teachers; in 5th year as 2nd grade teacher. She's married to teacher. [MITTMAN - says teachers been quiet about needs for years Teachers want better lives for selves and children, who aren't learning enough. Must be militant to get it.] Union members meet. Picket signs ready as contract deadlines come and go. [SPKR. - says believe and suffer with organization] [MITTMAN - says apprehensive re: strike. What other recourse have we?] Only recourse was to accept board ed.'s last offer. [2nd SPKR. - calls for vote. Ayes have it.] Strike averted. Teachers to get $900 year average raises and classes to be smaller. Teachers no longer complacent, but still dedicated to profession.
REPORTER: Marlene Sanders

Reynolds, Frank;
Sanders, Marlene

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