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The Michigan Daily-Thursday, July 19, 1979--Page 3

'U' Regent
named to
Carter
campaign
committee
By JULIE ENGEBRECHT
University Regent Robert Nederlan-
der (D-Birmingham) was named co-
chairman of the state finance commit-
tee for the Jimmy Carter-Walter Mon-
dale 1980 re-election bid, a national
campaign official said yesterday.
Nederlander's appointment was
made by John Dalton, treasurer of the
Democratic National Committee.
The 46-year-old Regent also was
chairman of the state Democratic
finance committee for Carter's 1976
campaign, and was a Carter delegate to
the national convention the same year.
NEDERLANDER IS scheduled to at-
tend an organizational meeting for
state finance chairpersons in
Washington today, according to the
committee official.
Nederlander could not be reached for
comment.
His co-chairman is Stuart Hertzberg,
also a graduate of the University's law
school. Hertzberg is a senior partner in
See NEDERLANDER, Page 10

Doaily Photo by JIMKUZ
Wordprocessor employes picket the store front at 211 S. State yesterday. The employees are trying to force the store-
owners to recognize the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) as the workers' labor representative.
EMPLOYEES CITE WAGES, BENEFITS:
Union recognition demanded -

BY SARA ANSPACH
Employees of Wordprocessors
picketed outside the store at 211 S. State
St. yesterday, asking passersby to
boycott the establishment to support
their cause. The picketers said they
plan to continue their protest until
owners Jim and June Smith recognize
the Industrial Workers of the World
(IWW) as the employees' labor
representative.
Citing complaints of low wages, no
benefits and no job security, ap-
proximately sixty per cent of the
copying, printing, typesetting and
graphics employees signed cards
authorizing the IWW to act as their
bargaining agent in negotiations with
management.
WORDPROCESSOR owners,
rtoda

however, said yesterday they will not
recognize the employees' union unless
an election is conducted by the National
Labor Relations Board (NLRB).
0
'We are not asking for any.
thing outlandish.'
-Mary McNamara,
employee of
Wordprocessors
That election must indicate a
majority of workers want to join the
IWW.
Saying her attorneys had advised her

to choose the NLRB as a third party to
conduct the election, Smith said such an
election would be in "the best interests
of employees and management. "
"There are a lot of people who aren't
quite sure where they stand," she said.
Without an election conducted by the
NLRB, she said, employees would be
"relinquishing their voting rights."
IWW ORGANIZING agent Eric Glatz
said calling in the NLRB would only
slow negotiations, adding that there are
other, faster parties which could con-
duct an employee election. "The
biggest tactic employers use to stop
unions is to stall," he said.
Should the owners continue their
refusal to recognize the union, Glatz
said he would know in about a week if
See WORDPROCESSORS, Page 10

Nederltander

I

Prof passes away
University Library Science Prof. Wallace Bonk
died yesterday of heart complications at St. Joseph
Mercy Hospital. Bonk, 56, received his bachelors
and masters degree from the University of Min-
nesota. He earned his doctorate here in 1956. He
joined the University faculty in 1957, and was
promoted to associate professor in 1961. Bonk ser-
ved as chairman of the Library Science Depar-
tment, before it became a school in its own right.
Bonk recently had conducted an investigation into a
"Study of the Educational and Career Patterns of
the Male Graduates of the Department of Library
Science of the University of Michigan." Bonk is
surviged by his wife. Memorial service
arrangements are pending.
Energy solution
It looks as if the employees in the Public Works
Department in Quincy, Mass., have come up with at
least a partial solution to the energy crisis. In a
spurt of good, ol' fashioned American patriotism,
the employees have consented to participate in a
three-month experiment designed to conserve fuel.
Under the experiment, employees will put in four

days per week. There is a catch, though. The
workers now will be clocking 10-hour days, either
Monday through Thursday, or Tuesday through
Friday. Public Works Commissioner James Ric-
ciuti said under the new plan, employees will have
more time to finish projects and the department will
save fuel by reducing the number of t-ps to and fr-
om each job. Wonder how President 'arter would
feel about that kind of conservation?
Happenings ...
... the Medical Center Bible Study group will
meet in No. F2230 Mott Children's Hospital at 12:30
p.m.... Campus Weight Watchers will gettogether
at 5:30 p.m. in the Michigan League's Project
Room ... those who signed up for the International
Center's chicken broil in Manchester should meet in
the International Center lounge at 3:50p.m.... the
University of the Phillippines Chorus will perform
at 7:30 p.m. at the First Congregational -church,
which is at the corner of William and State streets.
For information, call 662-5529 ... Jay Ferguson is
in concert at 8 p.m. in the Michigan
Theatre ... Improvisation, a "tapistry of sounds,

silences, and sights," will perform in the Rackham
Assembly Hall at 8 p.m.... the Residential College
Summer Players present "Puntila and His Hired
Man" in the East Quad Auditorium at 8
p.m.... Summer Repertory Theatre '79 continues
with "Ah, Wilderness!" at 8 p.m. in the Power Cen-
ter ... the Scottish Chamber Orchestra will per-
form in Hill Auditorium at 8:30 p.m.... and the
University Board of Regents will meet starting at 11
a.m. in the Regents Room in the Administration
Building ... FILMS: Media Resources Cen-
ter-Kudzu; Gene Engineers; More Nuclear Power
Stations; program begins at 7:30 p.m., Aud. 3,
MLB ... Ann Arbor Film Co-op-Looking for Mr.
Goodbar, 7 p.m., 9:15 p.m., Aud. A, Angell Hall.
On the outside
Here are your instructions. Your mission, should
you choose to accept it, is to open your copy of
yesterday's Daily, re-read "On the Outside" and
accept it as today's weather, since once again we
will seea high of 80' under sunny skies. The low will
plummet to a breezy 50'. This column may self-
destruct in ten seconds ...

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