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The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, November 11, 1981-Page 7
Israelis police West Bank
to quell merchants strike

RAMALLAH, Occupied West Bank.
(AP) - Israeli military authorities jailed'
three influential Palestinians, confined
others to their towns and dispatched
troops to patrol streets of this restive
Arab city yesterday to quell a planned
merchants strike.
Military, authorities imposed a cur-
few on Qalqilya, a town 15 miles nor-
theast of Tel Aviv, after two Israelis
were injured by an exploding bottle
thrown into their car, Israel Radio said.

THE ACTIONS came after a week of
scattered demonstrations challenging
Israel's occupation of the West Bank of
the Jordan River and Defense Minister
Ariel Sharon's policy of replacing
military authorities with civilian ad-
ministrators.
Despite the show of force, striking
shopkeepers and students shut down
Arab East Jerusalem, which urlike the
West Bank is under police rather than,
army jurisdiction. The strike was in

response to a call by West Bank unions.
MEANWHILE, IN Riyade, Saudi
Arabia Foreign Minister Price Saud'
denounced Israel yesterday, accusing
the Jewish state of violating Saudi air-
space in "a new aggression against the
Arab world."
"It has happened before, of course,"
said Saud. "It just reflects the nature
of Israel-in its actions against the Arab
countries. It is a new aggression again-
st the Arab world.

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Lawyer:
(Continued from Page 1)
remin ing them of their responsibility
to register.
The government's major obstacle in
identifying non-registrants is its lack of
access to Social Security numbers.
Currently, individuals are not legally
required to include their social security
number on their registration form.
LAFFERTY predicted, however,
that this soon will change. The ad-
ministration presently is lobbying
Congress to change the laws governing
access to Social Security numbers.
"I think they (the government) will
get authority to require Social Security
numbers on registration forms," Laf-
ferty said.
"ONCE THEY have that, they'll be
able to find out who is registered that

.S. can't nab evaders

should be," Lafferty said. He explained
that the government will be able to
identify non-registrants by comparing
the list of Social Security numbers sup-
plied by the IRS with the list of
registrants. He added, however, that
this procedure would be effective only
for those individuals who failed to.
register after congressional authority
had been granted.
Lafferty believes that the Reagan
administration has failed to rescind
President Carter's executive order
resuming registration because it has
plans to institute the draft.
"I don't think it's possible for the
United States to wage certain kinds of
war with the current army," Lafferty
said. "If you want to intervene in the

St a o tPhoto by DEBORAH LEWIS
Every day, from 3 p.m.-4 p.m., men and women alike gather to follow the intrigue of General Hospital. These men, wat-
ching in the Gomberg House lounge at South Quad, were enraptured with the appearance of Elizabeth Taylor on the
very popular show.
*It's been a long hard battle
between GEO and 'the Universit

(Continued from Page 1)
THE ADMINISTRATION, however,
0 turned that first group away because it
did not represent an official union. So in
April 1974, graduate student assistants
voted to form the Graduate Employees
Organization. The election was san-
ctioned by MERC and GEO became the
official bargaining unit for graduate
student assistants.
After GEO's official certification, the
union - demanded wage increases,
smaller class size, greater involvement
in curriculum decisions and an end to
alleged racial and sexual
discrimination by the University.
eNegotiators from GEO and the ad-
ministration bargained for eight mon-
ths. A MERC-appointed mediator was*
called in and GEO offered to submit to
,binding arbitration-an offer the ad-
)ninistration refused. After efforts to
avert a strike failed, 700 union mem-
bers walked out on February 12, 1975.
CLASS ATTENDANCE was cut by
one-half the first day of the strike.
.Students did not know which classes

would be held and which would be can-.
celed during the first week. Some un-
dergraduate students supported their
TAs and joined the picket lines. Others
simply boycotted classes altogether.
Three weeks into the strike, both
sides submitted bargaining positions to
a MERC-appointed fact-finder. One
week later, a settlement was reached,
and the GEO contract was approved.
That contract, however, was due to
expire in August 1976. The deadline was
extended several times as negotiations
headed toward a stalemate. In early
November, the University refused to
sign a contract until GEO withdrew two
grievances it had against the ad-
ministration under the previous con-
tract. GEO refused to withdraw the
grievances and instead filed an unfair

labor practice with MERC.
In. August 1977, MERC Ad-
ministrative Law Judge Shlomo Sperka
ruled that the University had not
bargained in good faith with the union
and ordered the administration to sign
the 1976-77 contract.
The University then appealed the
ruling to the full MERC board, claiming
that it did not have to bargain with GEQ
because graduate student assistants
were students, not employees.
Last week a full MERC board upheld
Sperka's ruling and said that most
graduate student assistants are "em-
ployees," under the state Public Em-
ployment Relations Act. The ruling or-
dered the University to sign the 1976-77
contract.,
-Sara Anspach

English Language Institute
Presents
A Lecture by
Charlotte Linde
Aviation Accidents: A Case Study
in Applied Linguistics
and Sociolinguistics
The lecture is intended to show that linguistics and
sociolinguistics methodology is applicable to the
study of aviation accident transcripts, and that the
results of such study can be expected to improve the
actual performance of flight crews.
WED., NOV. 11, 4:30 P.M.
MICHIGAN LEAGUE
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Persian Gulf and El Salvador, you need
a draft. I think that this is what this
administration has in mind. It's all
part and parcel of a general military
build-up," Lafferty said.
According to Lafferty, if the draft
were ever resumed, student defermen-
ts would not be granted. The only
deferments that would be recognized
,would be, for conscientious objectors
and for men who are in poor health,
Lafferty said.
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