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Strikes / Cleveland / Louisville / Philadelphia / Postal Workers #499714

NBC Evening News for Friday, Jul 14, 1978
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(Studio) Strikes by public employees in Cleveland, Louisville and Philadelphia noted. Police strike in Cleveland detailed; mayor's response quoted. Settlement reported.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Cleveland, Ohio) Police strike noted as stemming from 13 policemen's refusal to walk patrols in high-crime areas; film shown. [POLICEMAN - notes effect on city; wants to return to job.] Mayor's request for National Guard reported; Guard response noted. [Mayor Dennis KUCINICH - comments on behavior of police; calls it anarchy.] Looting, vandalism and bank robbery noted; citizen response reported [Walter SHANKEL - comments on mayor.] Cleveland's financial situation and upcoming recall election noted.
REPORTER: Gerald Harrington

(Studio) Strikes in Louisville and Philadelphia reported.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Louisville, Kentucky) Firemens' strike noted; details given. [Ron WALKER - comments on negotiations.] City's reaction, include court injunction ordering firemen back to work, reported Firemen's reaction to court order cited; possibility of National Guard being called in mentioned.
REPORTER: Al Johnson

(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Midnight strike by city workers reported Film shown. [MAN - announces strike.] Police, fire and transit workers noted as not affected by strike; details given. Film shown. Prison guards, health services, sanitation cited as affected areas.
REPORTER: Robert Hager

(Studio) Threatened strike by postal workers reported.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Brinkley, David;
Hager, Robert;
Harrington, Gerald;
Johnson, Al

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