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Dock Strike / New Orleans / New York City #248955

CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 14, 1977
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(Studio) Dock strike on Gulf and eastern coasts conts., with no negotiations underway; this is mainly due to lack of agreement among employers as to what to offer workers in job security. Strike is beginning to have serious effects on grain shipping port of New Orleans.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(New Orleans, Louisiana) Report on situation in New Orleans. National Association of Grain Producers says strike has been disaster for barge operators, grain orgs. and farmers, and is rapidly developing into emergency. International Longshoremen's Assn. strike has almost completely shut down nation's 2nd largest port. Nearly 100 Congmen. have urged President Carter to invoke Taft-Hartley Act in strike. Effect of strike on New York City port and area noted; isn't as bad here, as strike is only against containerized cargo, yet 60% of New York City port cargo is containerized. Fear is that if strike conts., it will have ripple effect, causing shortages in tire, auto. and parts inds.
REPORTER: Bruce Hall

(Studio) White House says it doesn't think situation yet warrants invoking Taft-Hartley Act.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Hall, Bruce

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