Before a tentative agreement was reached yesterday over the two-day work stoppage by clerks of Local 953 of the International Longshoremen's Association at the Port of Baltimore, callers to The Evening Sun's SUNDIAL overwhelmingly felt the state should stay out of the dispute.
The majority of the 1,392 callers (875, 63 percent) said Gov. William Donald Schaefer should not involve the state in the dispute, while 37 percent (517 callers) said the state should get involved.
Sixty-five percent (896 callers) said state workers should not be used to replace union workers, while 35 percent (492 callers) said state workers should be used.
"It's Your Call" represents a sampling of opinions from certain segments of the community, but it is not balanced demographically, as would be done in a scientific public opinion poll.