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yPage 2-Wednesday, October 26, 1977-The Michigan Daily

Detroit may get federal funds
to begin subway development

DETROIT (UPI) - The Carter Ad-
ministration reportedly war pre-
pared to give Detroit at least $600
m lion To begin building a full-scale
subway system for southeastern
The Detroit Free Press said in yes-
terday's editions that Richard Page,
chief of the U.S. Urban Mass Trans-
portation Administration, said "un-
der certain conditions" he would
accept transit proposals for the
Detroit region that call for more than
$600 million in federal funds.
Transportation Authority (SEMTA)
has been considering various plans
for improving the region's mass
transit system with rail lines along
three main arteries, Woodward,
Gratiot and Michigan Avenues.

Mayor Coleman Young has insisted
that the rail system include a
subway, but SEMTA officials have
been fearful there would not be
enough money to meet the massive
costs of underground construction.
"My intent to both sides, SEMTA.
and the mayor, was. . . not to draw
an absolute fence at $600 million, but
to keep the door open to more money
if, in fact, that is justified," the news-
paper said Page said.
PAGE'S STANCE was a shift from
a position taken by his department in
a letter to SEMTA officials which
they interpreted as indicating that
$600 million was the most Detroiters
could expect for mass transit from
the government.
Larry Salci, SEMTA general man-
ager, said that Page has told him that

$600 million was not an absolute ceil-
"The issuTe is how much more" will
Detroit get, he said.
another unanswered question, ac-
cording to Salci, was whether the
federal pledge is meant to pay for a
rail system only, or it will also cover
improvements in bus systems and
commuter train service over the next
few years.
Salci said the federal government
has given him both yes and no
answers to various questions con-
cerning the use of the federal money.
The federal money SEMTA was
seeking would be used to fund 80 per
cent of the cost of massive transit im-
provements in the Detroit region.
The rest of the cost would be paid by
the state and the region.

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Unions push shorter, work week.


DETROIT (UPI) - Rank-and-file
union leaders began a drive yester-
day to shorten the work week for the
first time since the Depression era,
saying high unemployment has be-
come "a cancer that's going to ruin
this country."
About 50 representatives of union
locals covering blue collar workers
throughout the nation mapped a
campaign to unite organized labor in
the push for shorter hours - a goal
they said could create millions of
FRANK RUNNELS president of
the 10,000-member United Auto
Workers (UAW) local which hosted
Premium American
Bottled Beer
at a
On South University

the conference, pointed to recent
layoffs in the steel industry as a bad
omen for workers everywhere.
"These layoffs are growing and
growing," said Runnels, a confer-
ence co-chairman. "It's like a cancer
that's going to ruin this country."
He said a shorter work week has
become an "economic necessity" be-
cause government programs such as
jobless compensation, food stamps
and welfare have failed to stem un-
employment while costing taxpayers
billions of dollars annually.
IT IS OUR position that it would be
cheaper to employ these people than
to pay for their unemployment,"
Runnels said.
The 40-hour week was established
by Congress in 1938 with passage of
the Fair Labor Standards Act, which
also set a minimum wage.
There was no attempt made at the
conference to set a new standard
such as a 35-hour week. Organizers
said such specifics would be left to
individual unions.
"ALMOST EVERY time people
meet to discuss shortening the work
week ... they become so divided
arguing over the number of hours
that they completely forget the real
mission," said Runnels, a leader of
the fight for shorter hours in the auto
He said reducing the work week by
just one hour would create 1.5 million
The meeting, a prelude to a larger
session planned for April in suburban
Dearborn, included representatives

of the United Steelworkers, United
Mine Workers, Retail Workers, Ma-
chinists, Meatcutters, Electrical
Workers and Longshoremen.
Many unions have campaigned for
shorter hours over the years. The
UAW believes it took the initial step
to a reduced work week this year
with contract provisions calling for
12 paid holidays for 1.5 million mem-
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