ABC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 16, 1972
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(Studio) Pay Board cuts pay raise negotiated by longshoreman and shippers. Another dock strike may result.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(DC) Contract between International Longshoremen's Workers Union and Pacific Maritime Association calls for 21% pay and benefit raises, but Pay Board cuts it to 15%. [Pay Board Chairperson Judge George BOLDT - says cut necessary to wind down inflation while considering equity of employees involved.] [UAW Vice President, labor member Pay Board, Pat GREATHOUSE - refers to business and public members who voted for cutback as unholy alliance. Says action was not taken on legitimate economy grounds, but is political maneuver to sat stage for permanent legislation against transportation strikes.]
REPORTER: Frank Tomlinson
(Sam Francisco, California) Dock workers angry that Pay Board reduces their raise. Say their productivity has cut shippers' costs, but savings have not been passed on in raises. [Longshoremen express willingness to strike.]
REPORTER: Dick Shoemaker
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