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CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 24, 1975
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(Studio) AFL-CIO president George Meany sharply attacks administration's economic policy during speech before national conference on full employment.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Conf. 1st step in largely labor-backed campaign to find jobs for all who want them. [MEANY - says President's move representatives administration's idea of government by veto, dangerous form of do-nothingness.] Meany accuses President, econ. advisers and Congress of being more concerned with budget deficits than unemployment. [MEANY - believes President and majority in Congress have no faith in American; they're running scared. If Alan Greenspan, William Simon and Arthur Burns had personal taste of unemployment, they might be more sympathetic.] [Senator Hubert HUMPHREY - states unemployment is American's economy Vietnam.] While conference goes on, 2000 demonstrators stage rally on capitol steps, seeking full employment, among other things.
REPORTER: Barry Serafin

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Serafin, Barry
Duration:
00:02:20

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