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Campbell's Soup Strike / Tomato Industry / New Jersey #441528

NBC Evening News for Friday, Aug 16, 1968
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(Studio) Strike by 8,000 Campbell Soup workers threatens large part United States tomato crop. Strike began 3 weeks ago in California, Texas, Ohio, Maryland and New Jersey. Shutdown in Camden, New Jersey costs South - New Jersey farmers millions.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(Camden, New Jersey) Plant processes 300 million pounds tomatoes. Limited operations resume today. Strikers only let small amount trucks through to plant. Court order allows 4 pickets at each gate but other strikers gather. Rptd. 1 truck stoned and 2 drivers beaten.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley Narrates

(Woodstown, New Jersey) Farm of Leland Warner shown. Each day, more tomatoes rot. [WARNER - says depends on tomatoes for his living. He'll be set back for 1 year's work. It's not just money, but satisfaction of producing a crop. Feels frustrated.] Tomato pickers are migrant workers from P.R. and South [PICKER - says never been like this in 18 years] [2nd PICKER - cites lack of money.] [3rd PICKER - says not enough to live on.] [4th PICKER - says not enough money for children and bills.]
REPORTER: Chet Huntley Narrates

Reporter(s):
Huntley, Chet
Duration:
00:04:20

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