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Steel Industry / United Steel Workers of America / Contract Negotiations #250402

CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 14, 1977
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(Studio) United Steel Workers of America begins negotiations with nation's 10 largest steel companies today re: new contracts.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Requests for job and pay assurance by outgoing President I.W. Abel noted. [US Steel Vice President Bruce JOHNSTON - says these could cause price increase] Protesters picket negotiations, being conducted under no-strike agreement; most protesters support Edward Sadlowski, who lost recent election for president to Lloyd McBride. [Paul BLUMBERG - cites objections to negotiations.]
REPORTER: Lee Thornton

(Chicago, Illinois) Reduction in employees at United States Steel plant in Gary, IN, noted. Steel companies claims with regard to imports of steel, especially from Japan, and reduction of profits for United States Steel and Bethlehem Steel for last year noted.
REPORTER: Don Webster

Cronkite, Walter;
Thornton, Lee;
Webster, Don

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