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Truckers' Strike #233172

CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 04, 1974
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(Studio) Negotiations between government and truckers in Washington, DC, continue. Independent truckers' demands reviewed. Effects of strike outlined. Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania National Guard on call to prevent violence and protect working truckers. Food distribution seriously affected.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Chicago, Illinois) Backlog of undelivered meat products because of strike to keep grocery stores from carrying meat. [Cattle buyer Morrie MEYER - insists strike kills meat packing industry] Illinois Governor Daniel Walker orders escorts for working truckers, but few truckers risk violence. Ohio National Guard called out. Interrupted deliveries slow production.
REPORTER: Richard Roth

(Pompano Beach, Florida) Much of Florida's vegetable and fruit harvest won't reach N. mkts. because truckers refuse to haul produce. [Bean farmer Russell CHESHIRE - says products reaching North mkts. to cost consumer dearly.] [Trucker Bob SENOR - says if striking truckers cause him to wreck truck, he's out of business.]

(Studio) Teamsters' president Frank Fitzsimmons opposes strike; urges federal and state govts. to crack down. Former Teamsters' president Jimmy Hoffa supports strike.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Rabel, Ed;
Roth, Richard

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