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Longshoremen's Strike #19391

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 02, 1972
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(Studio) President Nixon urges immediate action by Congress on 12-day-old request for legislation to end West Coast dock strike. Charges strike blocks progress toward economy recovery, threatens United States balance of pmts., causes losses of $600 million in stranded exports.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Capitol Hill) Senator and House labor cmtes, dominated by liberal Democrats with strong sympathies for organized labor, disagree with President Nixon on need for Congress action to end strike. [Senator Alan CRANSTON - says he talked to Longshoremen head Harry Bridges, and President Pacific Maritime Association Official urging end to strike. Feels they are close to reaching agreement.] [House Minority Leader Representative Gerald FORD says committee purposely holding off action to force settlement, in support of labor.]

Clark, Bob;
Reasoner, Harry

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