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Municipal Problems / Memphis Strikes / Cleveland Recall #259140

CBS Evening News for Monday, Aug 14, 1978
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(Studio) Contd. police strike in Memphis, Tennessee, and threats of another walkout noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Memphis, Tennessee) Police supervisors' arrest of other policemen pickets, as National Guard troops arrived in Memphis reported Memphis firemen's vote to defy court back-to-work order and join police in strike stated. [Memphis Firemen's Union president Kuhron HUDDLESTON - tells men they know what they've chosen and that it's wildcat strike. Has asked them not to strike.] [Fireman Adler JONES - describes strike organization] City's start in process to fire striking policemen and threaten dismissal to firemen noted. [HUDDLESTON - has asked own family to leave town. Says this is tragic situation.]
REPORTER: John Sheahan

(Studio) Report on Cleveland mayoral recall vote on Mayor Dennis Kucinich. Mayor's win in election noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Cleveland, Ohio) Kucinich's close win in recall vote stated. [Recall leader Albert BALLEW - says Kucinich has left too many battle scars.] Expectations that political conflict in Cleveland will continue noted. [City council president George FORBES - doesn't see things changing.] Claims of some Kucinich opponents that he won by using racist tactics and calls for his resignation reported [Cnty. Democrat chairperson Timothy HAGAN - isn't so concerned about Kucinich, but about town's division on issue.] [KUCINICH - thinks city council will respond to vote by cooperating on important issues.] Contd. questions about Cleveland's leadership outlined.

Faw, Bob;
Mudd, Roger;
Sheahan, John

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