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Railroad Signalmen Strike #216825

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 18, 1971
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(Studio) railroad signalmen strike conts. 2nd day.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Senator labor committee , House commerce committee pass separate bills to end strike; Congress must agree on compromise. [House commerce committee chairperson Harley O. STAGGERS - hopes to end strike tonight.] [National railroad labor conf. negotiator J. P. HILTZ - not optimistic about reaching agreement within negotiation extension time.] [RR signalmen union President C. J. CHAMBERLAIN - doesn't see how can be optimistic after 20 mos. of unsuccessful negotiations.]
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

(Studio) Commuters affected by strike; Interstate Commerce Commission orders other carriers to give priority to perishable food shipments; some food processing plants, auto, steel and coal industry plants begin shutddwn.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Chicago, Illinois) Big 3 auto makers to shutdown completely if strike lasts wk. [Transportation Secretary John VOLPE - predicts strike over by tomorrow; says priority lists established for movement of goods if strike doesn't end.]
REPORTER: Bill Plante

Cronkite, Walter;
Morton, Bruce;
Plante, Bill

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