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Campaign `72 / Labor #223982

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jul 20, 1972
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(Studio) Senator approaches vote to raise minimum wage from $1.60 an hour to $2.20, and broaden coverage to include 8 million more workers (maid and civil servants, retail employees, farm workers). Nixon administration fails by 1 vote to hold new minimum to $2.00. Senator Republicans delayed vote until after AFL-CIO made decision to endorse neither McGovern nor Nixon. Another labor victory seen as President Nixon shelves compulsory arbitration plan for transportation strikes.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(White House) Signs of political deal evident, despite White House denials. President Press Secretary Ron Ziegler insists President decided not to support own antistrike bill simply because it appeared Congress would not pass it. Stories of a deal surfaced when Teamsters union leaders met with Nixon in San Clemente, California, to give him their endorsement. Senator Robert Packwood thought he had votes for passage of administration bill until Monday, when Teamsters endorsed President
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

(DC) [PACKWOOD - says 9 mos. of work went down the drain without consultation with him. Refuses to make allegations of a deal, but hints at it.]
REPORTER: Hal Walker

(White House) Ziegler says labor will be consulted if and when antistrike bill is revived.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

Reporter(s):
Mudd, Roger;
Pierpoint, Robert;
Walker, Hal
Duration:
00:02:50

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