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 - police and fire forces! will be reduced M per...
police and fire forces! will be reduced M per cent on May i. The walkout and orders cutting the uniformed forces followed on the heels of-Tuesday's defeat—by a 2 to 1 margin—of a plan for boosting municipal revenues through a local sales tax, The city already is over $100,000 in the red and going deeper dally, The 75 employes of the department of streets ahd public improvements left their jobs at 7 a. m. to enforce demands for a $55 a month wage increase retroactive to July 1. Their pay averages about $265 a month. Tony Prosperini, *a spokesman for the workers, said they originally intended to strike last Sept. 1 but postponed action in the hope that a way would be found by city officials to meet their demands. Garbage Uneolleeted The employes campaigned strenuously

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  1. Freeport Journal-Standard,
  2. 15 Apr 1954, Thu,
  3. Page 23

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