• Short Summary

    There was no sign of relief for more than 90,000 New York commuters after a week of waiting for delayed trains because of the dispute between the Long Island Railroad and union repairmen.

  • Description

    There was no sign of relief for more than 90,000 New York commuters after a week of waiting for delayed trains because of the dispute between the Long Island Railroad and union repairmen.

    The slowdown reached its peak Monday (August 12) morning when 25 per cent of the lines operations were cancelled. Commuters were forced to wait for delayed trains on terribly crowded platforms or to drive on the even more crowded roadways leading into New York City.

    The union is protesting the fact that railroad officials have fired a umber of repairmen whom they said weren't needed. The repairmen's union denied that they were participating in a slowdown. They say the railroad has deliberately removed trains from service and then blamed it on the union.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7KSBO9QDPCD20XRB06ASOEME
    Media URN:
    VLVA7KSBO9QDPCD20XRB06ASOEME
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/08/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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