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Strike of Employes in New York Jewish Federation Enters Second Week

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A strike by 250 professional employees of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies went into its second week today in a deadlock between the Federation and the union over terms of a new contract. An all-night sit-in at the Federation’s office on October 13, which launched the strike, has since been continued on an around-the-clock basis.

A union spokesman said that contract talks were held last Saturday in the office of the State Board of Mediation but that the talks brought no progress. A Federation spokesman agreed there were no plans for resumption of negotiations but added that “we are ready at all times to negotiate.” He said that the Federation had offered what it considered an improved contract but that it had been rejected.

Members of the striking union picketed a Federation-sponsored conference tonight at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel and members of seven affiliated chapters picketed the offices of seven Federation affiliated agencies in New York City in a sympathy protest. Federation officials have emphasized that the strike does not involve any of its 116 affiliated agencies and institutions.

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