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Unemployment / Police Rookies #238610

CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 14, 1975
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(Studio) In NYC, unemployment causes split among police officers.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Police union always strong, but strength may soon be tested. Because of huge deficits, city announces plans to lay off some 500 rookie policemen. To save jobs, union leadership proposes all patrolmen work 5 extra shifts without pay during high crime hrs. over next 1 1/2 years Rank and file cops likely to object to plan. [POLICE - react to union's plan.] [Rookie policeman Pat GUADAGNO - thinks older policemen's attitudes selfish.] President of policemen's union Ken McFeeley campaigns for union plan to save all policemen's jobs. [McFEELEY - says cops agreement with union proposal very important]
REPORTER: Chris Kelley

Cronkite, Walter;
Kelley, Chris

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