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New York Jewish Federation Employes Go on Strike for New Agreement

Some 250 employees of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies went out on strike today after negotiations for a new contract collapsed. Several dozen began the strike by an all-night sit-in at the organization’s Manhattan headquarters. The sit-in continued today.

A union spokesman said negotiations broke off Friday when management made a final offer which the union rejected. The federation said it had no comment. Negotiations started last June on union demands for a wage increase, a union shop, a shorter work week, overtime pay, a curfew on night work for women employees and an improved pension plan.