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Migrant Workers Strike / Ohio #259796

CBS Evening News for Monday, Sep 04, 1978
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(Studio) Migrant workers' demonstration in northw. Ohio and that of their employers reported.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Leipsic, Ohio) Migrant workers' 5-day march to Columbus, Ohio, reported 10% state's tomato crop said not picked. [Strike leader Baldemar VELASQUEZ - is going to Texas and Florida where farm workers come from and tell them to go anywhere else in cntry., but don't come to Ohio next year] Tomato growers forming of caravan of their own noted. [Grower spokesperson Lewis KLASS - notes interference of field agitators.] Growers having no intention of recognizing union or of paying workers more until they get paid more by canneries noted. Catholic Church's aid to strikers and federal antipoverty money support of strikers reported.

Faw, Bob;
Rather, Dan

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