• Short Summary

    The effects of the steel strike in the United States of America which began on July 15, were seen at Flint, Michigan and Framingham, Massachusetts, October 10, when factories making Chevrolet cars were forced to close down through lack of steel.

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    The effects of the steel strike in the United States of America which began on July 15, were seen at Flint, Michigan and Framingham, Massachusetts, October 10, when factories making Chevrolet cars were forced to close down through lack of steel.

    At a time when car sales are booming, the long-drawn-out conflict in the Steel industry threatens the jobs of more than four-hundred thousand workers in General Motors' plants.

    The Chevrolet engine plant in Flint, Michigan, USA, paid off workers made redundant through want of the essential material, Steel, - switched off the electric power and darkened its workshops until brighter days come with the end of the strike.

    The five hundred employees of General Motors Chevrolet Division at Framingham, Massachusetts, USA, were also laid off when the factory was obliged to shut down.

    In the Steel industry itself, the strike of half-a-million workers for a new two years' contract with higher wages, pensions and welfare, is causing a weakly loss of two million tons of steel worth three-hundred million dollars-over GBP100,000,000-and represents eighty-seven per cent - 87% - of the United States' steel-making capacity.

    The twenty-five basic steel-producing companies claim that any rise in total labour costs would force up the price of steel and aggravate inflation.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6KKBLDXC9M2EJNJ0UPCTHG8UJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA6KKBLDXC9M2EJNJ0UPCTHG8UJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/10/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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