January 12, 1995 in Nation/World

Striking Tire Workers In Iowa Burn Japanese Flag In Protest

Associated Press

About 400 striking tire workers marched on the Statehouse on Wednesday and burned a Japanese flag to protest the hiring of replacement workers.

The marchers braved frigid temperatures and cheered Democratic lawmakers who said they would try to help them keep their jobs, unaware that a Republican committee chairman already had derailed strikereplacement legislation.

More than 4,000 members of the United Rubber Workers union have been on strike against BridgestoneFirestone Inc. since July 12.

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