NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 08, 1976
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(Studio) Elderly patients removed from some nursing homes due to New York City hospital workers strike.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(NYC) 37,000 workers strike against 34 voluntary hospitals. Strikers want 7% cost of living increases Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees claim substitutes were having hard time keeping up with work load. [Health commissioner Dr. Lowell BELLIN - says 20 lost lives in 1973 nursing home strike.] [Union representative Moe FONER - says union tried to avert strike. Health commissioner could have warned public before strike began.] Strike may spread Saturday to 14 nursing homes and 10 city hospitals.
REPORTER: Richard Hunt
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