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Railroad Strike #218350

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jul 30, 1971
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(Studio) UTU strikes 6 more RRs.

(DC) President Nixon meets with UTU and railroad leaders [Labor Secretary James D. HODGSON - says railroad strike critical for parts of US; 41% United States railroad trackage now affected.] [Econ. advisers council chairperson Paul West McCRACKEN - says strike could affect attempts to restart economy expansion; if strike conts. 30 days, United States economy could decline 5%] President Nixon cancels planned trip to California.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Studio) Auto assembly lines affected by railroad strike.

(Chicago, Illinois) Ford Motor Company shutting down plant because Norfolk and Western Railway Company can't deliver parts; Saint Louis and Kansas City, Missouri, plants also closing; 8,500 employees will be laid off. [Robert COLLINS - says 3/4 materials delivered by rail.] [Union spokesperson John NOLAND - says workers in support of railroad strike.]
REPORTER: Richard Wagner

(Studio) Train derails in Chicago, Illinois.

(Chicago, Illinois) Erie-Lackawanna railroad Company freight train derails on way into Chicago; 10 cars jump track; no injuries reported; damage $20,000.
REPORTER: Murray Fromson

Fromson, Murray;
Hart, John;
Rather, Dan;
Wagner, Richard

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