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Police Strike / New Mexico #483835

NBC Evening News for Friday, Jul 18, 1975
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(Studio) Striking Albuquerque police joined by members of sheriff's department No rising crime rate. Governor Jerry Apodaca says may call on state police to work there.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Albuquerque, NM) Police want 12% pay increases; city offers 8%. 325 of 504 police turn in badges after judge orders them back to work. [Strikers' spokesperson Greg AVILA - says not going back to work. Strikers love community and jobs. Up to people to show what they want.] 1/2 deps. of sheriff's department quit jobs. Judge says returning police will pull extra duty or face prosecution.
REPORTER: Ray Cullen

Chancellor, John;
Cullen, Ray

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