Transit Strike Report from City Hall

Saturday, January 01, 1966

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

From card catalog: Comments to reporters, progress, regulations for motorists, appeal to employers to use cars only for emergencies.

Begins abruptly with Mayor Lindsay detailing broken negotiations between Transport Workers Union and the Transit Authority and subsequent strike and available choices for travel. Reporter interrupts to give context. Short traffic report. Announcement of the cancellation of the Five Borough Receptions. Encourages a resolution. The strike is illegal, courts have issued an injunction. Requirements for automobile travel in to the city, Queens, the Bronx, and Brooklyn on Monday. Takes some questions on his role in the negotiations, consequences for not coming to an agreement. Mike Quill's role. Phone number for info. Role of National Guard. Baptism of fire?

This announcement likely follows the one in 70652.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 70649
Municipal archives id: T1707


John V. Lindsay


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