NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 12, 1974
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(Studio) 3 month old teacher strike conts. in Hortonville, WI. Such strikes forbidden in WI.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Hortonville, WI) Apr. 15 film shows teachers from all over state supporting strike. Parents deplore picketing and alleged harassment of new teachers, hired to replace strikers. Edward level down. School board refused to take teachers back when they offered. [MAN - says "dumb" farmers smarter than teachers.] [2nd MAN - says teachers no good; they quit.] Only 4 teachers didn't strike. Think board wants to break union. [Union President Mike WISNOSKI - says union won't give up.] Strikers hold mock funeral at capitol, urging legislature to give them right to strike.
REPORTER: Bob Jamieson