July 13 1981 / fromthearchive / Globe Staff photo by Sally Kroehnke / Striking America Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) who had not been paid since July 1 due to state budget negotiations, watched as Gov. Edward J. King discussed their strike on television from the news cameras outside the State House. Meanwhile, the number of National Guardsmen called to duty during the walkout rose from 500 when the protest began, to more than 3000 to fill jobs left by striking workers.