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Ohio Migrant Workers Strike / Canning Ind. #259371

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 29, 1978
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(Studio) Cannery operator's civil lawsuit against labor group seeking to organization migrant workers in Ohio reported.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Leipsic, Ohio) Details about Mex.-American migrant workers' pay and lack of benefits and about efforts to organization them by group supported by churches and labor orgs. given. Organizers' failure in previous efforts and their change in point of concentration, to canning industry, noted. [Strike organization Baldemar VELASQUEZ - wants tomato companies, like Campbell's, Hunt's, Libby's and Heinz', to become more directly responsible for conditions under which farm workers have to labor.] Views of most farmers' and cannery officials, who mostly refuse interviews for fear of reprisals, stated. [Farmer Darrel BAYSINGER - discusses organization's demands and effect on farmers.] [Farmer Tom SCHUMACHER - says they couldn't compete with California tomatoes if they meet demands.] Growth of tension over issue reported.

Faw, Bob;
Mudd, Roger

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