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Military Report / Unionization #245467

CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 19, 1976
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(Studio) Defense Manpower Commission spent 2 years and 2.5 million assessing American military needs. Report says all-volunteer army couldn't meet wartime military needs and standby draft needed. Commission reserved with regard to nil. unionization.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Holland) Dutch army unionized 10 years ago. Soldiers receive higher pay and less strict hair and shoeshine rules. Union now wants overtime pay.
REPORTER: Ike Pappas

(Fort Benning, Georgia) Defense Department against unionization of army.

(DC) [Defense Secretary Don. RUMSFELD - says cmdrs. can't negotiate with servicemen's union representatives since 1969 directive.]
REPORTER: Ike Pappas

(No location given) Unions think they can help servicemen. [President American Federation of Govt. Employees Clyde WEBER - explains how unions can help the GI.] Plan to be presented to union's convention in fall. If okayed there'll be drive to organization armed forces.
REPORTER: Ike Pappas

(Peoria, Illinois) [Union organizer sergeant William SPENCE - explains union's aims.] Association of Civilian Technicians is trying to get National Guard to sign petition calling for union to represent them. [sergeant Dennis MARTIN - says it's time for smaller people to get grievances known.] [sergeant Harold RAMEY - not interested until have all the facts.] [Corporal Ed GRAHAM - says he's against unions in military]
REPORTER: Ike Pappas

(DC) Senator Strom Thurmond intros. bill to make it illegal for unions to rep. military 30 Senators cosigned.
REPORTER: Ike Pappas

Cronkite, Walter;
Pappas, Ike

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