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April 02, 1980 - Image 10

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e 10-Wednesday, April 2, 1980-The Michigan Daily
Strike halts
NYC transit

(Continued from Page 1)'
ons to appear tomorrow in state
reme Court in Brooklyn to show
se why they should not be held in
tempt of court for ignoring a no-
ke injunction signed Monday by
tice John Montelsone. At the request
state Attorney General Robert
ams, a similar hearing was
eduled tomorrow in Manhattan in
nection with the Long Island Rail
id strike.
O COMMUTERS by the tens of
usands walked, rode bicycles, and
tes to work. The pooled their cars
i chartered buses, boats, and
planes to get to and from the island
/anhattan.
'he morning and evening rush hours
nt off relatively smoothly, despite
strike. At mid-afternoon, hundreds
chartered buses, bearing scrawled
ns indicating whose employes they
re to carry, lined the streets of the
dtown business district, and
nputers began lining up early for the
e out to the suburbs.
IIDTOWN TRAFFIC moved
atively smoothly, but was backed up

for five miles on approaches to the
Queensboro Bridge, a main point of
entry to Manhattan from Queens and
Long Island.
At the tip of Manhattan, sea and air
were aswarm with fishing smacks,
tourist launches, seaplanes, and
helicopters bringing an estimated
10,000 to 12,000 commuters to work.
An unidentified woman suffered a
suspected heart attack and died while
walking across the Brooklyn Bridge,
apparently headed home from a day at
her Manhattan office. Police said she
appeared to be the first fatality that
might be attributed to the transit strike.
NO PEACE TALKS were scheduled
in either strike, both launched in wage
disputes with the state's Metropolitan
Transportation Authority, an umbrella
transit agency.
The walkout by the Transit Workers
Union was estimated to be costing the
city's economy $140 million a day.
The city transit system collects 5.2
million 50-cent fares a day.

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NEW YORK COMMUTERS scramble to work the best way they can after a stop. This group of commuters carried bicycles up steps as they cross the
strike brought the nation's largest bus and subway system came to a dead Brooklyn Bridge into Manhattan yesterday morning.

HUBBARD

GEO picks officers
in undisputed election

MSA board rules

YOUR COUNCILMAN ON APRIL 7

IMPORTANT ISSUES IN THIS CAMPAIGN
POLICE PROTECTION: The University must live up to its responsibility
to increase patrols of dorm and off campus student housing. Students forced
to live off campus deserve better protection against rape and assault.
PARKING TICKET REFORM: The city of Ann Arbor gives out an
average of 18,700 tickets a month. This is plain harassment of students and
.other residents. The real problem is a glaring lack of parking space. Police
enforcement should be directed to Hill and State St. areas.
STUDENT VOICE ON CITY COUNCIL: When was the last time
you heard from your City Council Person? La t election, right? tudents make
up 35% of ward I and yet are ignore by the present council women. Don
Hubbard, Junior LS&A, will represent the students.
Paid for by the Committee to Elect Hubbard to Council
Treasurer-Dve Foulke,
548.. State, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104

(Continued from Page 3)
The GEO conqucted a similar strike
on campus in February 1975, refusing to
teach classes or report to work until a
contract agreement was reached with
the University.

The month-long strike was finally
resolved when University officials
agreed to an "agency shop" provision
which made payment of union dues
mandatory for all graduate student
employees.

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Need a ride
out of town?
Check the iEktilj
classifieds under
transportation

in party
A group of candidates who had
originally filed to run in the April 8
and 9 Michigan Student Assembly
election hunderdthe name
"Independent Students" complied
yesterday with an MSA election board
ruling that ordered the coalition to
change its name. The group decided
to be listed on the ballots along with
all other independent candidates, with
no party affiliation printed.
But not all the candidates were
happy with the decision to abandon
the party name. LSA candidate
Claudia Centomini said, "I really feel
really screwed over."
CENTOMINI SAID she was upset
that she was not consplted when the
decision was made, and also said she
was not fully informed about the

dispute
number of candidates running: "I had
no idea there were 18 of us running for
LSA instead of 11."
Bob Redko, presidential candidate
for the informal party said the
election board gave him only three
hours to decide on the way he wanted
party members' names to appear on
the ballot-and, he said, there was not
enough time to call a party meeting.
He said about eight party members
caucused and decided that the trouble
and expense of altering all their
campaign literature to reflect the
change to "Independent Students
Party" would not be feasible. Now,
however, party members can use the
same literature, which asks voters to
cast their ballots for "Independent
Students."

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