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Strikes / Rubber Workers #245522

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 21, 1976
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(Studio) San Francisco city strike conts. Los Angeles internists and residents strike 3 county hospitals. Budweiser beer strike conts. 70,000 rubber workers strike Uniroyal, Firestone, Goodrich and Goodyear.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Near Columbus, Ohio) Angry workers firebomb gatehse. and break windows at plant.
REPORTER: Chris Kelley (WBNS-TV)

(Akron, Ohio) Union members picket Goodyear, Goodrich and Firestone, the target company in negotiations. [STRIKER - says it's better to strike all 4 than just 1 target company] [2nd STRIKER - says could be 6 mos.] Firestone's cost of living proposal didn't satisfy demands.
REPORTER: Chris Kelley

(Cleveland, Ohio) [President United Rubber Workers Union Peter BOMMARITO - calls proposal ridiculous.] [Firestone negotiator John ZIMMERMAN - says can withstand 6-wk. strike.] Detroit auto mfrs. might have to halt production if strike lasts longer than month If rubber workers get contract like Teamsters recently got auto and electrical workers will want fatter contracts.
REPORTER: Chris Kelley

Cronkite, Walter;
Kelley, Chris

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