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July 20, 1977 - Image 9

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Wednesday, July 20, 1977-


Page Nine

Wednesday, July 20, 1977 HE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Nine


Detroit garbage collectors walk out
DETROIT (UPI) - Garbage- afternoon at an undisclosed sanitation workers,'had simply sters officials predicted AFS- tive contract agreement with
men and meter maids joined location, respected the picket lines of the CME members would recipro- the city, the Teamsters report-
yesterday in the second strike Mayor Coleman Young, who 7,000 striking members of coun- cate this time around, but the edly were holding out for a ten
against the city in less than two planned to announce as a can- cil 77 of the American Federa- support failed to materialize. per cent pay hike - more than
weeks. didate for re-elution today call- tion of State, County and Mu- While AFSCME members 'still twice that agreed upon for the
The trash began piling up ed the strik- illegaL But, he nicipal Employes. Some Team- have not ratified a new tents- other workers.
immediately on sidewalks and said he wol, rut take the dis-
in alleys, with collections still pute to cor ecause "I don't
behind schedule because of the want to pr inyone."
earlier walkout July 6. YOUNG " the city already j
EARLY MORNING thunder- had drawn up contingency plans
storms failed to temper the to implement in the event of a
city's heat wave,.making stench prolonged strike.
from the garbage a potential "I do not intend to mortgage
health threat. By early after- the city for any union," he said.
noon, temperatures soared to- The previous work stoppage
ward the 90s. also halted. city bus service
With meter maids off the job, and shot down municipal swim-
downtown motorists had a field ming pools at the height of the
day. Cars were parked illegally first severe heat wave of the.4
around the City-County Building summer.
-- normally a "no- man's land"
fonoma a o lnd' IN THAT WALKOUT, Team-
for such flagrant violations. I HTWLOT Team-
Police said they would not go sters' members, inelding the
out of their way to issue tickets
unless traffic was being im- The Macedonian Empire,
peded. In such cases, officers founded by Alexander the
said, illegally parked cars could Great, included Greece, Eu-
be towed away. ropean Turkey, Asia Minor, 4
Egypt, Syria, Persia and east- -
TIlE WALKOUT by 1,200 mem- wards as far as northern In- t
bers of Teamsters Local 214, dia. 7
half of them drivers - of the ~ ~~~~~
sanitation trucks, did not AUGUST GRADS: -
disrupt other vital city services
as had the July 6 strike. The DEADLINEDFOR ORDERING "
city's 28 meter maids, some FRI., JULY 22, '77
health ispectors and heavy $2 Late Charqe for Gowns
duty equipment operators also - Ordered After Deadline
are members of the local and AVAILABLE ONLY AT THE
joined truck drivers on the U-CELLAR
Negotiations between the city in the Basement of the S
and union resumed yesterday Michinan Union

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