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Pennsylvania State Wide Strike #38068

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 01, 1975
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(Studio) New fiscal year begins. Budget balancing, job-saving goals often hard to attain.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) State of Pennsylvania out on strike. Governor Milton Shapp seeks court restraining orders to get prison guards and state hospital employees back to work; later welfare employees. Pickets at Capitol and state hospitals. State parks will be closed for July 4 wkend. Liquor store clerks still working. Governor offers 3 1/2% raise, plus automatic 5% increase Unions want 10%. [Governor Milton SHAPP - thinks union demands excessive. Won't raise taxes to meet them.] [State employee union Gerald McENTEE - wants decent wage increase without tax increase] Governor rejects union offer of arbitration.
REPORTER: Charles Gibson

Reporter(s):
Gibson, Charles;
Reasoner, Harry
Duration:
00:02:10

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