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Poge Nine

Tuesday, July 9,,.1974

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Tuesday, July 9,1974 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Nine

City workers
(Continued from Page)
demanded four times that much
in wage and cost-of-living in-
creases.
Local President William
Northrup said that the AFSCME
demands were "strictly catch-
up requests," reflecting loss of
employe buying power because
of inflation.
Management, and in particu-
lar the city administrator, has
received large salary jumps
over the past 15 years, but
lower echelon employes "have
not gotten whatthey deserved,"
he said.
CITY Administrator Sylvester
Murray labeled those allegations
"totally untrue," and added the
city could offer no more than
the three per cent increase be-
cause of current municipal- fi-
nancial problems.
He did, however, concede that
"a little less than 60 cents per
hour" would be a reasonable
union demand.
Murray noted that a strike
among the AFSCME workers
"would have a serious effect"
on city operations, particularly
in the area of refuse collection.
Other services that would stop
include street and sewer main-
tainance, building inspection,
and parks and recreation pro-
grams.
THE CITY would maintain
both water and sewage treat-
ment by using administrative
and supervisory personnel only.
Police and fire protection will
be unaffected by 'the potential
AFSC7ME walkout because those
departmental employes belong
to another union. Also unaffect-
ed would be the Ann Arbor
Transportation Authority whose
emloyes constitute a separate
AFSCME local.
If the walkout occurs, the ad-
ministration will put into opera-
tion several contingency plans
d-itned to blnt the impact of
I- ;"ke on city residents.
ror instance the city landfill
-ill be oen for residents to
dlmp their garbage free of
charge. Murray said that refuse
pile-up probably would not be-
come a major problem for at
least two weeks.
He also indicated that the city
might seek a court injunction
demanding the return of certain
"emergency personnel" includ-
ing those workers at the water
and sewage treatment plants.
FOLLOWING the vote last
night, Northrup refused to say
how long the AFSCME local
could remain on strike. The
union has so strike fund but has
received promises of assistance
from other AFL-CIO unions in
the county and AFSCME locals
across the state.
Nonetheless, Northrup seemed
confident that a negotiated con-
tract would be agreed to shortly.
"In years past, the manage-
ment insisted they didn't have
enough money but came up
with more at the last minute."
'U' hit by
strike
(Continued from Page 3)
not make the same terms ac-
ceptable to the skilled trades-
men."
The spokesman who asked
that his name not be used con-
tended that "even with the 11
noer cent increase recommended
by the state fact finder, the
take home pay of University
tradesmen would still be far be-
low that ofmost outside con-
struction workers

"In addition, most tradesmen
employed in outside construc-
tion receive benefits such as
paid vacations, paid pension
plans, sick benefits and dental
and hospitalization coverage
paid by the employer," he said.
"Tradeworkers employed by
contractors can afford to lose
four months work annually and
still report the same income at
the year's end as tradesmen
employed by the University who
report for work every day," he
concluded.

delay strike
The AFSCME local had sug-
gested the wage- dispute be
settled through binding arbitra-
tion but Murray rejected, that
option.
THE C I T Y admiistrator
claimed using binding arbitra-
tion would "hamper free, good
faith negotiations in the future."
Despite the tight fiscal situa-
tion which has necessitated
cutting a number of municipal
services, the city has had the
money to offer the 15 cent per
hour increase because it has
not filled currently vacant po-
sitions.
Apparently, if that offer were
increased either additional serv-
ices would be reduced or per-
sonnel would be laid off.
"Even the three per cent of,
fer is pushing it," Murray said.
If a strike were to continue
for any length of time Murray
said the administration would
consider contracting out certain
city services to private com-
panies, but he mentioned no
specifics.

High Court hears Pot proposal
tape arguments not on ballot

r

(Continued from Page 1)
privilege protects the records of
a hypothetical bribery deal be-
tween a President and a judi-
cial nominee.
"I would think that could not
be released," St. Clair said,
adding that a President could
be impeached for such wrong-
doing.
"How are yos going so im-
peach himif you don'ttknow
about it," Marshall retorted.
The President's attorney did
not directly reply, and that end-
ed the exchange.
ALL OF THE eight, black-
robed justices asked questions
of St. Clair and Jaworski.
The courtroom's only vacant
seat was the high black arm-
chair assigned to Justice Wil-
liam Rehniquist. He removed
himself from the case, presum-
ably because he held a policy-

making Justice Department job
during Nixon's first term.
In rebuttal to St. Clair's argu-
ment, Jaworski's associate, Phi-
lip Lacovara, asserted, "A
prima facie showing can be
made that these conversations
were not in the lawful conduct
of public business, but in fur-
thearance of a criminal con-
spiracy to defraud the United
States and obstruct justice."
The subpoenaed conversations
took place during three days of
April 1973 at a time when the
Watergate cover-up was un-
raveling.
The yellow-fin grouper often
sails under false colors in order
to survive, says Warren Zeiller,
curator at the Miami Seaquari-
um. When frightened or in dan-
ger, this fish will instantly
change its usually black color
to blend with its surroundings.

Cuiiu'unini efromi Page 3)
lIe emphasized that the '1USL
proposal is directed at .:urhing
"accidental" deaths and to-
called "murders of passion'
The tax repeal drive, which
would drop the four per cent
tax on food and two per cunt
tax on drugs, was backed 1-y
labor and consumer groups.'The
Citizens to lit Unfair Taxes
claimed approximately 295,000
signatures had been turned in.
Validation of signatures will
take about a month, a sno-es-
person for the state elec'iouis
division said.
State fiscal experts varned
that rolling back the sales tax
on food and drugs will cost the
state $180 million annually and
will result in about a two per
cent hike in the personal isznme
tax, which is currently at 3.9
per cent.

Double Feature,
ANTHONY NEWMAN, DONALD BRYANT and
THE FESTIVAL CHORUS
present Bach and Schubert in this second of the "Summer Fare" July concerts. Mr.
Newman, gifted young harpsichordist and organist, discovered Bach's music at age
five, and now combines it with his distinctive flair and imagination for an exciting
musical experience.. The Festival Chorus, formed in 1969 under Mr. Bryant, adds ten
songs of Schubert to its growing repertoire. Impressive past performances of the chorus
include appearances with the Melbourne, Detroit, Prague, Philadelphia, Mozarteum, and
Leningrad symphony orchestras>
FOR ORGAN; Bach's Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor and Prelude and
Fugue in E minor ("The Wedge")
FOR CHORUS: Te Schubert songs for men's ,women's, and mixed voices
FOR HARPSICHORD: Bach's Preludes'and Fugues, Nos. 1-7, from "The
Well-tempered Clavier," Book II
Concert tomorrow night, July 10, in Kill Auditorium, at 8:30
All tickets $2.50, general admission, available at Burton Tower, or
at the auditorium from 7 p.m. on Wed.
MORE TO COME: This event, with remaining attractions (4 events), available at
series prices: $12, $10, and $7.50. (Singly at 5, $4, and $2.50.) Grant Johannesen,
pianist, July 15; The PhilidorTrio, July 23; and Michel Beroff, pianist, July 29.
N kvEk vTY
~fUSICAL'08OIETY

Burton Tower, Ann Arbor

Weekdays 9-4:30, Sat. 9-12

Phone 665-3711

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