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Detroit Newspaper Strikers Launch National Civil Disobedience Campaign

January 23, 1997
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BOB OURLIAN

A striking reporter.

GREG WEATHERS

A striking maintenance worker.

SHAWN ELLIS

A striking driver.

Earlier this week, ten Detroit newspaper strikers were arrested in New York City outside the offices of the Rockefeller Foundation. After a strike lasting 18 months, the 2000 striking workers at the Detroit News and Detroit Free Press are now launching a nationwide civil disobedience campaigns against the board members of Gannett and Knight-Ridder, the owners of the papers. The newspaper chains are demanding the elimination of hundreds of jobs and the end of union representation at the newspapers.


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