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Rubber Strike / Effects #43722

ABC Evening News for Friday, May 07, 1976
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(Studio) Report on rubber strike.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Akron, Ohio) [Firestone negotiator John ZIMMERMAN - wishes he could see more movement on union's part.] [Rubber Workers Union Peter BOMMARITO - says rubber companies will delay 4-5 weeks before they get down to business] Strike being felt in auto industry Workers may be laid off in 2 more weeks [Striker Dave ABDALIAH - notes financial effects of strike.] [Judy ABDALIAH - notes hardships of strike.] Abdaliahs making $75 per week at part-time jobs'. They may lose jobs if governor signs bill outlawing paid bingo workers. Strikers get $35 per week in strike benefits for 3 weeks [ABDALIAN - says must catch up with other labor unions. Estimates length of strike and family's economy condition.]
REPORTER: Lem Tucker

Reasoner, Harry;
Tucker, Lem

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