Four major strikes are threatened Monday (SEPT. 30) in New York City. The City's Police,?
ROLE 1 Sil. (150 feet)
Pier in New York City where garbage is loaded aboard barges to be taken to landfill operation, pile of garbage waiting to be loaded, nothing moves in picture, closeup of signs, silent harbour, exterior Charles Street police station, looking deserted, police car pulls away from station, parked empty police car, pan to building, police leave building, talk on exterior of fire station, steps, Queen Elizabeth at the dock, long, and close, car coming off liz, Closeup side of ship, cargo in sling, man on deck, cargo area on pier, man runs winch, car sling goes aboard, mail sacks are unloaded.
Role 1 magstripe (350 feet)
Interior of fire house (SOF) firemen at work, takes phone call, makes phone call, fire bells ring, etc, closeups bells, desk, etc., fire engine, empty boots on the floor, (sil) Two men cleaning fire engine, replacing tools (They won't if they take job action) Long Shot New York Waterfront (Sil) Ship at dock, no activity, inactive dock, parked switch engine, railroad cars, empty railroad barge, ship being unloaded, tug pushes barge.
(Note: you are a little short on police and sanitation footage because of limited action available, limited time to shoot story. sorry)
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Background: Four major strikes are threatened Monday (SEPT. 30) in New York City. The City's Police, Firemen and Sanitation Workers are threatening to either leave their jobs or to call a partial strike....or Job Action Protest...against the city because they have not agreed with the city on a new labour contract. The Police and Firemen say they will perform essential services...but none of what they term non-essential services, such as traffic work, fire inspections, towing away illegally parked cars, etc. The Sanitation Men threaten a repeat of their strike of a year ago, when garbage pile up in the streets at the rate of ten thousands tons a day. New York City, the U.S.' largest port, also would be hit by a walkout of longshoremen. The Longshoremen's strike would affect all east coast ports...from Maine to the Texas coast near Mexico.