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Cannery Strike / California #44491

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 21, 1976
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(Studio) 1000s of cannery workers strike in California. Federal negotiators in Washington, DC to meet Thursday with bargainers from both sides.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Oakland, California) 30,000 strike over higher wages. 76 fruit and tomato cannerys shut down. [STRIKER - says raises deserved.] [2nd STRIKER - says should get decent wages.]
REPORTER: Dick Shoemaker

(San Jose, California) Fruit waiting to be picked and processed. Long strike would mean losses to growers. California produces 1/2 United States canned fruits and tomatoes. [Del Monte operation manager Ron PETERS - says some peaches and tomatoes will rot in fields.] Rptd. California will lose $21 million if strike not settled by wkend.
REPORTER: Dick Shoemaker

Reporter(s):
Reasoner, Harry;
Shoemaker, Dick
Duration:
00:01:30

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