Teacher's Strike

Tuesday, November 08, 1960

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Mayor Robert F. Wagner speaks about the teacher's strike. Talks about discussions with the AFL-CIO.

Dr. John Theobald reports on the absence of approximately 4,000 teachers at schools in New York on Monday. The president of the Board of Education superintendent of schools is willing to not press charges if teachers arrive at school the following day and continue on duty thereafter.

Harry Van Arsdale speaking on behalf of the New York City Central Labor Council notes that this situation is about to be over, and pledges that there will be no re-occurrence. He encourages teachers to support the appeal of the Mayor.

Questions and answers follow.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 72717
Municipal archives id: LT9086


John Jacob Theobald, Harry Van Arsdale and Robert F. Wagner


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