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Republican Reorganization #220891

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 29, 1972
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(Studio) Peter Brennan appointed Secretary Labor. New York Building Trades Union leader led hard-hat support for Nixon's Vietnam policy. Is president of Building and Construction Trade's Council in New York.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Brennan's organization of demonstration supporting Nixon's Vietnam policy earned him White House visit in 1970. Actively supported Nixon campaign for reelection. [BRENNAN - says nomination not a payoff.] AFL-CIO leader George Meany, who had disagreements with outgoing Labor Secretary Hodgson, approves of Brennan's nomination [BRENNAN - hopes to phase out wage-price controls.] Brennan known as opponent of hiring blacks in construction trades.
REPORTER: Joel Blocker

(Studio) Coalition of Job Equality objects to Brennan. Frank Fitzsimmons, leader Teamsters, approves of Brennan nomination
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Labor Department not big, and much work statistical. But "Philadelphia Plan" to hire minorities in construction trades administered here. Issues in department include pension reform, minimum wage changes, etc.
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

(Studio) Outgoing Labor Secretary Hodgson may become ambassador to international agency in Geneva, Switzerland.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Blocker, Joel;
Cronkite, Walter;
Morton, Bruce

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