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Pennsylvania Statewide Strike #483660

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 01, 1975
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(Studio) Unions representing 90,000 state workers goes on strike for more money. Governor goes to court to get some employees back on job.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) Strike most obvious in Harrisburg. Pickets march. Union wants 10% increase State has offered 3.5% plus 5% raise for most state employees. Governor Milton Shapp says higher raise means higher taxes. Union leaders disagree. [Governor Milton SHAPP - calls it a year for restraint. 8 1/2% a fair settlement. More would mean tax increase] [Union spokesperson Gerald McENTEE - believes there is money in budget for the union increase] Prison and hospital employees not working. Court injunction on these sought.
REPORTER: Jim Laurie

Chancellor, John;
Laurie, Jim

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