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Strikes / Memphis / Northwest Airlines #259166

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 15, 1978
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(Studio) Continuing Memphis, Tennessee, police and firemen's strike noted. Strikes' effect on ceremonies commemorating Elvis Presley's death reported.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Memphis, Tennessee) Details about police and firemen's strikes given. [Police strike committee spokesperson John LYNCH - encourages strikers.] Sanitation workers' refusal to cross picket lines noted. Econ. effects of dusk-to-dawn curfew on business that had been expected from Elvis Presley fans this week described. School's scheduled opening and doubts about it because teachers union doesn't have contract and may not cross picket lines stated. [East high school principal Herbert ROBINSON - says fear of schools catching fire is legitimate concern.] Firemen's statements that they would man equipment if fire broke out cited. Mayor Wyeth Chandler's offers for referendum reported to be rejected by strikers. Local AFL-CIO cncl.'s threat to call general strike in city if city council tries to throw out police and firemen's unions stated.
REPORTER: John Sheahan

(Studio) End to Northwest Airlines pilots' strike reported Details given of agreement signed by Airline Pilots Association
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Mudd, Roger;
Sheahan, John

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