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Teamster Strike / Usery / Effects #245297

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Apr 01, 1976
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(Studio) Teamsters Union begins national strike. Contract talks continue
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Arlington Hgts., Illinois) Labor Secretary W.J. Usery says 5-7 issues divide Teamsters and trucking firms. [USERY - says will do anything to protect American public.] Usery could invoke Taft-Hartley Act. He talked to President Ford by phone.
REPORTER: Don Webster

(N. Bergen, New Jersey) Truckers pull trucks into terminals; supplies unloaded. 1000's trucks driven by independent truckers or Teamsters covered under different contracts.
REPORTER: Jim Kilpatrick

(Chicago, Illinois) In Chicago, New York City and other cities, Teamster drivers not part of strike. 100 West trucking firms already signed new contract. [Striking Teamster Bill STEHLING - says nobody wanted strike.]
REPORTER: Jim Kilpatrick

(Hammond, IN) Auto industry could be hit hardest by strike.
REPORTER: Jim Kilpatrick

(Detroit, Michigan) Auto industry nay have to lay off workers.
REPORTER: Jim Kilpatrick

(Studio) Auto industry spokesperson says plant shutdowns could occur next week if contract not agreed on. Independent gasoline stations will have to shut down. Steel ind. and big food chains also to be hurt by strike. Report on railroad industry later.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Kilpatrick, Jim;
Webster, Don

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