ABC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 21, 1972
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(Studio) AFL-CIO suspended Colorado labor council for McGovern endorsement after Meany had declared union neutral on election. Meany's representative goes to Denver.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(Denver, Colorado) McGovern picture on wall of Colorado labor council Council refuses Meany-ordered trusteeship; claims strong official, rank and file support. [Colorado lbr. council Herrick ROTH - says Meany isolated from union; not being neutral in campaign; favors Nixon.] Daniel Healy, regional director AFL-CIO from Chicago, Illinois, visits Colorado cncl., orders Roth to shut office down as per Meany directive. [HEALY - says discussion amicable, though Roth rejected order. Court fight predicted.] Court said probably not final step. AFL-CIO internal differences over election said deep; reflecting more basic differences, to be healed only by Meany retirement.
REPORTER: Charles Murphy
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