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New York City Hospital Strike #44696

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 07, 1976
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(Studio) New York City board health declares state of emergency due to strike of 34 private hospitals by Hospital Workers Union. Doctors, nurses and medical staffers still on duty.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(NYC) 40,000 workers striking. Most earn less than $160 week [President Local 1199 Leon DAVIS - cites reasons for strike.] Union willing to submit to binding arbitration. [League of Voluntary Hospitals Executive Vice President William J. ABELOW - cites lack of money.] Union struck for 7 days in 1973. 23 died then, probably as result of strike.
REPORTER: Betsy Aaron

Aaron, Betsy;
Reasoner, Harry

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