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Railroad Signalmen Strike #15510

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, May 18, 1971
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(Studio) railroad signalmen strike conts. 2nd day.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) Senator and House Cmtes. approve separate bills with different strike deadlines, pay increases [House commerce committee chairperson Harley STAGGERS - says committee moving as fast as can to end strike.] [RR negotiator J. P. HILTZ - thinks Congress action will give labor advantage in bargaining.]

(Studio) Signalmen recing. unemployment benefits; cereal company, coal mines, food shippers, auto industry affected by strike.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Twinsburg, Ohio) 75% employees at auto plant laid off; no way to move parts out of plant. [Personnel manager Mitchell LOUIS - says Chrysler will shutdown completely if strike conts. through Friday]
REPORTER: Kenneth Gale

(Studio) Commuters have trouble getting to work due to strike.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Clark, Bob;
Gale, Kenneth;
Reasoner, Harry;
Smith, Howard K.

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