NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 14, 1971
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(Studio) Newark, New Jersey, Teachers' Strike 10 weeks old.
REPORTER: Frank Mcgee
(Newark, New Jersey) Strike now involves existence of Union and reinstatement of 347 teachers fired for striking. [Mayor Kenneth GIBSON - doesn't think race issue in strike; says both sides have used emotional appeals to gain supporters; once emotion used, race inevitably becomes factor in Newark.] School Bd. has black, Puerto Rican major [Board of Education Spokesperson John CERVASE - says emotionalism has caused strike to last so long.] [Teachers' Union Spokesperson Mrs. Clara DASHER - says teachers will make no further concessions.] [Ironbound Citizens Committee Spokesperson Anthony UZZOLINO - says Mayor put creeps on Board of Education, doing this to children.] [Vincent GALLUCCI - says if anyone tries to burn him out, will kill `em.] Union fears for existence; blacks fear for political future; whites fear blacks take over city.
REPORTER: Liz Trotta
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