CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 21, 1978
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(Studio) Senate leaders' preparations to attempt final try at closing labor reform law filibuster stated.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) Details given of month-long debate over labor reform law, already passed by House and now on Senate floor. Objections of small business to 2 provisions with regard to unions outlined. [Senator Orrin HATCH - says bill amts. to legislature unionism.] Opponents' plans to filibuster by amendment if cloture vote is gained mentioned. [Senator Robert BYRD - won't say whether he'll withdraw bill if cloture not gained on Wednesday Calls opposition use of 1200 amendments abusive.] Senator Ernest Hollings' claim that labor and President Carter are applying pressure noted. [HOLLINGS - describes president pressure.] Conflict facing administration and Congmen. regardless of cloture vote outcome examined.
REPORTER: Phil Jones
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