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General Electric Co., Inc. Strike / New York / Connecticut #2731

ABC Evening News for Monday, Oct 27, 1969
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(Studio) 100,000 electrical workers strike General Electric Company in 33 states. Union claims strike 100% effective.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Schenectady, New York) 15 arrested during picketing.
REPORTER: Jim Burnes

(Bridgeport, Connecticut) Strikers block cars with General Electric Company Execs. Production lines idle. Want 90 cent hour increase over 3 years General Electric Company offers raise for this year, with other years open to negotiations. [Union LDR. - says General Electric Company leaders think they know what's best for us.] Big union win on wages could trigger inflation, setting pace for 1970 agreements.
REPORTER: Jim Burnes

(Studio) Union President Paul Jennings says General Electric Company hiring strikebreakers. General Electric Company calls charge ridiculous.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Reporter(s):
Burnes, Jim;
Smith, Howard K.
Duration:
00:02:40

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