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Unemployment / New York Labor #245423

CBS Evening News for Friday, Apr 16, 1976
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(Studio) Survey shows different unemployment rates in states. Il states have rates higher ban 10%.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Jamestown, New York) N.E. has 10.4% unemployment rate. United States rate is 8.7%. Textile and furniture industry moved to South from here. 700 laid off in 1971 when Art Metal Company went out of business City has SO year history of bitter labor relations Labor and management now meeting regularly. Benefits noted. [Coordinator labor-management committee James SCHMATZ - says venture could be future of United States labor relations] Amsco makes hospital equipment. [Ansco worker Bill CURRY - says new equipment meant loss of his job.] Schmatz and committee persuaded Amsco to keep Curry and others for 6 mos. to design new products. [CURRY - says layoffs kept to minimum because of labor-management committee ] Committee composed of 25 companies and 10 unions. [Machinists Union Joseph MASON - says if keeping jobs is wrong, we're wrong.] Cummins Company to begin work here with 1500 new jobs. There's new confidence among workers.
REPORTER: Mitchell Krauss

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Krauss, Mitchell
Duration:
00:03:50

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