• Short Summary

    A chronic deficit in Cleveland Ohio's municipal budget, followed by the Council's refusal to increase taxes, forced the lay-off last week of 193 policemen.

  • Description

    A chronic deficit in Cleveland Ohio's municipal budget, followed by the Council's refusal to increase taxes, forced the lay-off last week of 193 policemen.

    On Friday (July 9) all 193 policemen, some with their families, went to the city's welfare department to apply en masse for public assistance. Under Ohio's law, public employees are not entitled to unemployment benefits, and so welfare money is the only public assistance the policemen can get.

    SYNOPSIS: 193 policemen in Cleveland, Ohio, marched on Friday to their local welfare office after they had been laid off. Attempts to get more money to keep them on the force in the form of proposed increased taxes had been voted down twice.

    The policemen went to the Welfare Department because public employees are not entitled to unemployment benefits. So welfare money is the only public assistance they can get.

    Welfare officials said that of all the policemen who went on Friday, only 21 filled out information sheets, the first step in getting the benefits. Those eligible may collect as much as 239 dollars a month.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAMZ0CMZYABM7VHXHE273X3UCF
    Media URN:
    VLVAAMZ0CMZYABM7VHXHE273X3UCF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/07/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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