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Railroad Strike #259755

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Sep 28, 1978
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(New York City Studio) Contd. railroad strike, its effects and failure of negotiators to reach agreement noted. President Carter's action reported Film shown. [CARTER - has issued order for establishment of emergency board to take over negotiating. Describes effects of decision. Won't hesitate to go to fed. court if opposition to action is made.]
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Reaction to Carter move by railroad clerks striking in Norfolk reported [Brotherhood of Railway and Airline Clerks spokesperson T.R. HARKNESS - isn't for going back to work until issues settled.] Films shown. Differences in interpretation of Carter's order by Norfolk and Western railroad and by BRAC stated. Provisions under Railway Labor Act, as opposed to those under Taft-Hartley, outlined. Labor Secretary F. Ray Marshall's admission of questionable use of law in this case stated.
REPORTER: Bill Plante

(Studio) Strike against Southern Pacific railroad just after Carter's announcement reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Plante, Bill

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