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CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 13, 1977
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(Studio) AFL-CIO president George Meany leads delegation to White House to seek protection for endangered inds., like textiles, through trade restraints.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) (Photo of meeting shown.) Union leaders claim at least 1/2 clothing workers will be unemployed in 10 years without import restrictions. [Clothing workers' union spokesperson Jacob SHEINKMAN - says they've given more than their share and feel they must have part of industry saved.] Meany says they got fair hearing but President made no promises. [MEANY - will try to persuade Carter to act favorably.] Carter refusal to increase tariffs on shoe imports noted.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Studio) Textile and clothing workers demonstrate with regard to problem of foreign competition.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Report on demonstrations; biggest is in NYC. [Clothing workers union spokesperson Sol STETIN - notes effect of imports on United States jobs.] Cheap labor is at basis of problem; pay of workers in South Korea contrasted to that in US; yet United States industry spokesperson say cheaper-made goods sell for same price here as US goods. [ILGWU spokesperson Gus TYLER - cites markups on imports; consumer not beneficiary, rather manufacturer and importer.]
REPORTER: Mitchell Krauss

Cronkite, Walter;
Krauss, Mitchell;
Schieffer, Bob

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