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New Orleans Police Strike / Mardi Gras #58155

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 22, 1979
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(Studio) New Orleans city officials reported to have given offer to striking police that will be voted on tonight. Possibility that part of Mardi Gras might go on noted. Spread of strike stated.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(New Orleans, Louisiana) Garbagemen's refusal to cross police picket lines because they, too, are Teamsters noted. Police attempts to block fire engines; National Guard involvement mentioned. Fire fighters' agreement to stay on job till own contract expires stated; they are said to be AFL-CIO. [National Guard commander Major General O.J. DAIGLE - thinks job done by Guard has been outstanding.] [French Qtr. merchant Charles SPANSEL - describes outlook for tourism during Mardi Gras season.]
REPORTER: Charles Murphy (WVUE newstape)

Murphy, Charles;
Robinson, Max

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