NBC Evening News for Friday, Aug 22, 1975
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(Studio) Report on acrimony after San Francisco strikes end.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(San Francisco, California) Bd. of Supervisors reject 9 1/2% raise for police and firemen. Mayor Joseph Alioto declares state of emergency and grants raises. Strike was illegal; summons issued. President police association was never served. [PRES. POLICE ASSN. - says summons never served. Bodyguards were part of strike committee ] During strike, picketers blocked entrances to police stations; police tires were slashed; police car keys stolen. Police who still worked were threatened. [MBR. BD. - says this sets precedent for police to be able to break laws.] Police chief now paid more than California gov. Patrolman paid $29,540, incling. retirement pay and fringe benefits.
REPORTER: Don Harris