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General Motors Layoffs / Auto Industry's Unemployed / Washington, DC Demonstration #238916

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 05, 1975
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(Studio) General Motors reports indefinite layoffs climb to 121,000 workers by end of January Auto industry layoffs lead to 1st big demonstration of unemployed in `75.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Unemployed want Congress and White House to come up with programs now to create jobs. [UAW president Leonard WOODCOCK - states government must supply jobs for those wanting to work.] Republican Senator Hugh Scott declines to speak to unemployed. [Senator Edward KENNEDY - says WIN buttons didn't work in October and they won't work today. Execs. of major oil companies only ones wearing WIN buttons.] [Senator Walter MONDALE - says unemployed want jobs now; if it doesn't happen, country to get new President in `76.] In spring, 1/4 million workers may come to Capitol to demonstrate.
REPORTER: Barry Serafin

Cronkite, Walter;
Serafin, Barry

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