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Railroad Strike #24787

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 08, 1973
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(Studio) Congress halts railroad workers strike against Penn Central.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(NYC) More than 100,000 commuters in New York City have to find alternate transportation this morning because of railroad strike. Freight carried by Penn Central into 16 states, and if strike continues country will feel blow. railroad workers protesting Penn plan to cut back on crews for economy.
REPORTER: Lem Tucker

(Capitol Hill) Senator calls hearing and questions RR, workers. Govt. involved with strike. Senator orders 90 day cooling-off period. [Senator Labor Committee Chairperson Harrison WILLIAMS - says its time for government to take initiative for long-range plans for maintaining rail service.] Senator bill calls on President to report comprehensive plan to restore rail transportation to Nebraska.
REPORTER: Bill Matney

Matney, Bill;
Smith, Howard K.;
Tucker, Lem

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