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Campaign `72 / Democrats and Labor #21527

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 18, 1972
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(Studio) McGovern forces make little headway in efforts to line up support from organized labor. McGovern writes 150 labor leaders, include AFL-CIO President George Meany, inviting them to meeting No response received. Democratic Vice Presidential nominee, Senator Thomas Eagleton, tries unsuccessfully to arrange talk with Meany prior to AFL-CIO executive board meeting Teamsters union endorses President Nixon.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) [EAGLETON - says Teamsters' move bothers him, but thinks some teamsters locals won't follow union president Frank Fitzsimmons' lead. Says endorsements by labor leaders are important as they provide manpower for campaigning; make campaign contributions; and sway votes of union mbrs.]
REPORTER: Stephen Geer

Geer, Stephen;
Smith, Howard K.

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