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Rubber Workers / Strike / Ohio Family #246866

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Jul 11, 1976
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(Studio) United Rubber Workers' strike forces 63,500 members to make ends meet in different ways. 1000s receive food stamps in Akron, Ohio.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Akron, Ohio) Clete Smith struggles to support 7 of 9 children without his regular job. His part-time school bus driver job is over; strike benefits are gone. [Striker SMITH - says has had no income in 2 weeks] Older children babysit and mow lawns for money. [SMITH - believes family will come out of strike okay.] [Mrs. Betty Jean SMITH - prays a lot.] [SMITH - says not ready for welfare. Wants to control the shots.] Strike is nearly 3 mos. old. Talks between union and 3 of 4 tire companies broke down last week
REPORTER: Chris Kelley

Kelley, Chris;
Schieffer, Bob

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