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Longshoremen Strike / Nixon #213199

CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 01, 1971
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(Studio) E. and Gulf coast stevedores join West coast strikers. Only Texas ports open. Guaranteed annual wage for 40 hour week at issue.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(NYC) Workers don't show up. New York Shippers Association says faces bankruptcy if pays dock workers 40 hrs. weekly Strike inconvenience for those off ships.
REPORTER: Bruce Hall

(San Francisco, California) 92 days since strike here. Harbor full of ships. Union and shippers talk, but wait to see what E. and Gulf coast want to do. Sides wouldn't care if Taft-Hartley amendment invoked.
REPORTER: Richard Threlkeld

(Houston-Galveston, Texas) Longshoremen continue work as long as contract negotiations continue. [LONGSHOREMAN - says we're working because President asked us to.] [2nd LONGSHOREMAN - says all want to work.]
REPORTER: Ted Groves (KHOU-TV)

(Studio) Nixon won't seek Taft-Hartley "back-to-work" order now. Press Secretary Ronald Ziegler says doesn't feel it's national emergency.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Reporter(s):
Hall, Bruce;
Mudd, Roger;
Threlkeld, Richard
Duration:
00:03:30

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