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Auto Industries / Strike / UAW / Ford Motors #247937

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 14, 1976
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(Studio) UAW (United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America) strike against Ford Motors due to begin at midnight tonight; length of strike can affect other inds., therefore the total economy, thus having effect on presidential campaign.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Dearborn, Michigan) Workers picket Ford Company headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan, where talks being held. UAW (United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America) strike fund noted. Major issue in negotiations is working time; union wants to give existing employees incrd. time off with no salary reduction to increase auto industry employment. [UAW President Leonard WOODCOCK - says they've told Ford Motors they want certain number of days off during year to bring more people back into employment force.] (September 9, 1976 film.) [Ford Company chrmn. Henry FORD, II - says people can't be paid for not working and still have economy growth.] Many workers reluctant to go on strike for matters other than money.
REPORTER: Don Webster

(Studio) President Ford says strike will affect economy unfavorably but didn't say more because of negotiations; Jimmy Carter won't comment.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Webster, Don

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