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Kennedy's family lets him decide

Neither Joan Kennedy nor Rose Ken-
nedy could be reached for comment.
BUT BOTH have indicated in the past
they opposed Kennedy entering a
presidential race.
Joan Kennedy has been living in the
couple's Boston home since 1977 and
working on a master's degree in music
and education at Lesley College.
She and Kennedy took advantage of
the congressional recess to spend most
of the month of August together at the
family's Cape Cod, Mass.a vacation
home, Southwick said. They sailed
together and attended the Robert Ken-
nedy celebrity tennis tournament in
New York.
ROBERT KENNEDY and another
brother, President John Kennedy, were
assassinated and a third, Joseph, was
killed in World War II.
Despite Edward Kennedy's con-

sistent public position that he expects
Carter to seek and win a second term,
strong efforts are under way in several
states to build support to draft Kennedy
for the nomination.
While repeating that he "expects" to
support Carter next year, Kennedy
said, "I am very much concerned about
the direction the country is going in,
and the state of our economy."
PUBLIC OPINION polls consistently
show the 47-year-old senator leading
Carter by a wide margin among
Some Democratic liberals are urging
the party openly to seek an alternative
to Carter as the Democratic nominee in
1980. One of them, Sen. George
McGovern of South Dakota, the party's
unsuccessful presidential candidate in
1972, said he thought Kennedy would be
the strongest candidate next year.
"I think it's just another step toward
putting Kennedy in a tremendous
position to run, I don't think there is any
way he can resist," said Rep. Edward
Beard, (D-R.I.), a Kennedy supporter.
"What has been perceived as a tremen-

dous pressure from his family not to
run now apparently has been
Some intimates of the senator have,
advised him to stand pat, arguing that
he could not do much better in the polls
if he were an active candidate.

Union claims WCC
strike loses students

Edward M. Kennedy

Bank employees seek

to the scene after the incident and iden-
tified "the wrong man."
Redick was arraigned in Washtenaw
County court yesterday morning for
destruction of property valued over
$100, the sheriff's deputy said.
claimed University of Michigan
graduate students were being brought
in to teach classes at WCC. A
spokesperson for the Graduate Em-
ployees Organization said the group
knew nothing of the claims.
Pickets will resume Monday, Bila
Issues to be resolved are salaries and
health insurance coverage.

payehike, s
(Continued from Page 1)
dy Grzelak, assistant vice-president for
personnel. "We didn't offer the strikers
The bank issued a press release
Thursday stating that "service from
the bank has not been interrupted. We
are continuing to service any and all
customers who visit the campus of-
Grzelak said several of the striking
employees have been replaced. The
bank will consider rehiring them when

Johnson believes proposed guidelines
will help MSA regain control of funds

tay off job
jobs become available for which they
are qualified, she said.
THE PRESS release said that "The
people protesting include nine bank
employees. The other people involved
are outside instigators who identified
themselves to other employees as
representing the International Workers
of the World. These are the individuals
who our customers have cited as
harassing individuals leaving and en-
tering the bank."
"There's no one here from the IWW,"
Batuk said. "A friend of one of the
strikers is an IWW member, but he is
not connected with the bank. He simply
advised us on strike procedures."
"WE'RE NOT interested in
unionizing at all," she said. "We simply
want a substantial cost-of-living wage
The bank press release stated,'that
"For the last two years our Salary Ad-
ministration Program has been
reviewed and updated in the Fall. This
year was meant to be no exception.
However, the protesting employees
took this practice into account and
chose to make their demonstration to
capitalize on our normal procedures."
"We understood that anything finan-
cial had to be approved by the board of
directors," Batuk said. She said that
other bank employees told the strikers
that the bank offered a 15 per cent pay
increase to non-striking employees.

Alland said adoption of the guidelines
would make MSA more accountable to
both students and the University.
"STUDENTS PAY the money to the
Michigan Student Assembly," he said.
"We should be returning the money to
the students."
Last year, MSA allocated nearly
$50,000 to more than 100 student
During the summer, Alland and other
MSA members consulted with staff of
the University's Office of Student
Development while devising . the

guidelines. But Alland emphasized that
the proposals were developed "by MSA
and only MSA."
Alland said that this year MSA will
give "top priority" to reviewing last
April's controversial election, at which
time the assembly's handling of funds
came into question by the University
administration. By December, Alland
added, MSA members hope to explain
to the Regents where the trouble spots
were in the April election and how fun-
ding problems can be avoided in the

AATA bus crews to return to
normal routes after sick-out

(Continued from Page 1)
"Everyone was well aware of the
situation and ikow they felt."
The one-day action was staged for
several reasons, according to T U
president Pat Minott. She said the unon
was unhappy about outside subcontrac-
ting for maintenance of AATA vehicles
(or someone
Ulrich's carries
a complete selection of
fine writing instruments

and alleged health and safety
problems. She also said the union has a
list of about 150 grievances.
Simonetta did not respond
specifically to the allegations, but said
that it's a question of contract inter-
pretation. "I think we all agree there.
needs to be much, more com-
munication," he said.
LEADERS FROM the union and
representatives for AATA management
met yesterday afternoon at AATA's
downtown information center to discuss
the problems. According to both
Simonetta and union officials, however,
specific differences weren't discussed
"We notified them, first of all, that
they were violating the law," Simonetta
said. Michigan law forbids strikes by
public employees.
The AATA executive said union of-
ficials denied responsibility for the
sick-out. "We indicated to them that,
'Thnt'c nir hut we know where you're

at,' " Simonetta said after the meeting.
"There was very little hostility."
UNION MEMBER Hiller said, "They
(the AATA management) couldn't
believe we were really that upset about
(these problems). We didn't get into
specifics with them."
Simonetta said he didn't know if
AATA would pursue any legal action
against the union.
TEU member Hiller, however, con-
tended that union members could
ignore the issue since the union didn't
organize the sick-out. "People were
sick today," he said yesterday.
Neither union nor management of-
ficials say wage levels are an issue.
Union and management officials
have not made further plans to meet,
but union members will gather Sunday
and discuss further measures to bridge
the gap with their employers.
Simonetta assumed the chief AATA
position during the summer.

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