CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 04, 1977
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(Studio) Steelworkers elect new president Tuesday as present 1, I.W. Abel, steps down.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Butler, Pennsylvania) Background of candidate Edward Sadlowski noted. [SADLOWSKI - says he can relate to steelworkers because he is one.] Opponent is Lloyd McBride. [McBRIDE - says Sadlowski doesn't act like steelworker.] Real controversy in campaign is question over method of bargaining with management. [SADLOWSKI - cites objections to no-strike agreements.] [ABEL - says he'll resign immediately if Sadlowski wins because it would be no-confidence vote for him.] Not all United Steel Workers of America members actually steelworkers; some mushroom pickers in Pennsylvania cave noted. McBride expected to win.
REPORTER: Don Webster
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