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 - police and fire forces! will be reduced reduced...
police and fire forces! will be reduced 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 $100,000 in the red and going deeper dally, The 75 employes of the department department of streets ahd public improvements improvements left their jobs at 7 a. m. to enforce demands for a $55 a month wage increase retroactive retroactive to July 1. Their pay averages averages about $265 a month. Tony Prosperini, *a spokesman for the workers, said they originally 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

Clipped from Freeport Journal-Standard15 Apr 1954, ThuPage 23

Freeport Journal-Standard (Freeport, Illinois)15 Apr 1954, ThuPage 23
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