[Jesse Jackson supports Nynex strike]
Original Airdate: 8/15/1989
Item Type: newstape - edited story master
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Description : Abstract
Christy George reports that Jesse Jackson (African American political leader) came to Boston to support the strike by employees of New England Telephone. George's report includes footage of Jackson addressing the strikers at City Hall Plaza. George reports that management and employees cannot agree on who should pay for workers' health benefits. George interviews Peter Cronin (spokesman, New England Telephone). Cronin says that the union agreed to share health care costs in 1986. George reports that employees accuse management of staging a "take-back." George's report includes footage of Jan Pierce (Communication Workers of America) at the rally on City Hall Plaza. Pierce rips up a phone bill and urges the workers not to pay their bills until the strike is over. George notes that the union is asking customers to stall payment on their phone bills until the strike is over. George reports that national unions are backing the Nynex strikers. George's report includes footage of striking workers outside of the New England Telephone building. The strikers urge a woman not to pay her phone bill.
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African American politicians
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News - Television
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