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Massachusetts Strike #43995

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jun 21, 1976
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(Studio) Workers in Massachusetts's mental health, welfare and public works agencies and other workers strike.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Boston, Massachusetts) Strikers open up 2 drawbridges, blocking traffic into Boston. Strikers form alliance of 45,000 demanding pay raises of 15%. Massachusetts offers 1/2 of that. [STRIKER - says strikers will be okay if they stay together.] Governor Michael Dukakis stood behind try to get court to stop strike. [DUKAKIS - says won't engage in meaningful talks as long as strike conts.] Strike successful among state office workers. Some prison guards refuse to cross picket lines; state police substitute for them.
REPORTER: John Martin

(Studio) Massachusetts court issues injunction against strike and orders union leaders to appear in court Tuesday
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Martin, John;
Smith, Howard K.

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