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Truckers' Strike / Effects / White House Action #233245

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 07, 1974
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(Studio) Tentative agreement to end truckers' strike may not be holding. Agreement's provision outlined. Many drivers reject agreement.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Jersey City, New Jersey) Even after hearing of agreement, strike conts. Drivers react to agreement.
REPORTER: Chris Kelley

(Atlanta, Georgia) Tentative agreement criticized by produce haulers.

(E. Gary, IN) Overwhelming major to remain off hwys. till fuel prices rolled back. Truckers react.
REPORTER: Richard Roth

(Studio) White House to take tough stand on strike and highway interference.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(White House) Admin. prepared to use military force to keep trucks moving if necessary. Press spokesperson Gerald Warren announces formation of new high- level task force to insure hwys. are kept open. Transportation Secretary Claude Brinegar to head force. [Dep. director energy administration John SAWHILL - hopes truckers to return to work soon, but military force to be used to offset strike if necessary.] Attorney General William Saxbe monitors strike closely to make sure federal laws are not violated.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

(Studio) American Meat Institute says serious meat shortage at hand if trucks don't start deliveries. Meat packers and processors to be forced to close.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Kelley, Chris;
Pierpoint, Robert;
Rabel, Ed;
Roth, Richard

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