NBC Evening News for Monday, Apr 04, 1977
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(Studio) Prison workers in Connecticut and sanitation workers in Atlanta strike today.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(Bridgeport, Connecticut) Report on Connecticut prison guard strike. Guard officers and supervisory personnel used to guard prisoners. [STRIKER - doesn't know how officials will manage.] [2nd STRIKER - doesn't think it's safe.] Warden Richard Tedford, at prison in Bridgeport, says prisoners have taken it well. [TEDFORD - says prisoners take it in stride and no programs have been stopped.] Officials say if strike conts. for long, they'll consider calling out National Guard.
REPORTER: Robert Hager
(Atlanta, Georgia) Report on strike of sanitation workers in Atlanta. Mayor fired 1000 after salary negotiations broke down and they refused to return to jobs. More than enough people cross picket lines to fill jobs. [MAN - felt it was good chance for him to get job.] Union isn't giving up. [2nd MAN - says they'll fight till they get jobs back.] City says can't talk raises until next year
REPORTER: Jan Ryan (WSB-TV, Atlanta)
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