Interview with William Lucy

How did the mayor react to the booing and the reaction to him?


He was quite taken aback. I mean, there was, nothing like this has ever happened to him before, ah, these were men, who he felt had a, a, a major level of respect for him. And, you know, what's, what's taking place here? Ah, and I think he got quite, quite perturbed and sort of left. Ah, I think for the men, the, the fact that they stood up to the, the mayor was a new experience. Ah, this was not a strike at the outset that involved money, ah, didn't involve anything other than the recognition of the men and their problem. And the recognition of the union as a spokesman for them.