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Re: Various strikes in Brooklyn

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Posted by marie on Sunday, July 9th 2017:

In Reply to: Various strikes in Brooklyn posted by Rabinowitz on Friday, July 7th 2017:

I remember having to drink powdered instant milk during that milk strike. I hated milk to begin with and that powdered stuff was the last straw - it made a quick round trip from my stomach to the floor.

I marched with the teachers when they went on strike in 68. That was my senior year of high school, and school didn't resume until December. They cancelled Christmas vacation, but no one came to school that week despite the decree. I was pleased to see teachers standing up for what they believed, and for being willing to explain it all to us.

The fuel oil strike was tough. No heat and no hot water in the middle of the winter. Heating water on the stove for bathing, and leaving the oven on with the door open became the standard way to live for what seemed like weeks.

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