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Teamster Investigation / Usery #1006545

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 01, 1976
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(Studio: David Brinkley) Labor Secretary W.J. Usery criticized for his friendly speech to Teamster President Frank Fitzsimmons at Teamsters convention in Las Vegas. Senate Labor Committee calls Usery in.

(Las Vegas, Nevada: Brian Ross) June 14, 1976, film shows convention. Labor Department has been investigating Teamsters central states pension fund for corruption since January. [Usery – notes names that Fitzsimmons calls him.]

(DC: Brian Ross) [Senator John Durkin – asks how people can have confidence in Usery when he cheerleads at Fitzsimmons’ reelection.] [Usery – resents questioning of his ability and integrity.] Reprimand of Usery designed to assure integrity of latest investigation of Teamsters.

Brinkley, David;
Ross, Brian

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