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Longshoremen's Strike #17626

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jan 21, 1972
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(Studio) President Nixon asks Congress for legislation to end dock strike.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Key Biscayne, Florida) President calls West Coast dock strike intolerable as it: causes farmers' loss; threatens foreign trade; makes national economy hostage to the interest of few. [White House Press Secretary, Ron ZIEGLER - says Longshoremen Union unreasonably reluctant to negotiate.] [Undersecretary Labor, Laurence SILBERMAN - criticizes Congress for not having already passed no-strike legislation.]
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(Studio) Longshoremen Union President Harry Bridges says legislation will not settle walkout.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Jarriel, Tom;
Reasoner, Harry

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