CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 02, 1979
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(Studio) Selective strikes by Teamsters and trucking industry shutdown after failure to reach agreement in contract negotiations last Saturday recalled. Incident noted as 1st major labor crisis since Carter's wage and price guideline implementation.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) Teamsters president Frank Fitzsimmons' chgs. against trucking industry, Carter administration's wage/price guidelines and federal inflation fighters for breakdown in contract negotiations noted. [FITZSIMMONS - comments re: Alfred Kahn, Barrie Bosworth disruption of negotiations.] Chgs. against admin. with regard to favoring union by trucking industry noted. [Trucking industry spokesperson J. Curtis COUNTS - comments.] Mgt. denial of attempts to invoke Taft-Hartley injunction and union response detailed. Negotiations expected to resume later in week
REPORTER: Barry Serafin
(Detroit Michigan) Econ. effects of strikes and shutout on auto. industry detailed; Ford, General Motors shortening of work hrs. cited. [National Association of Mfrs. Herbert MARKLEY - comments.] Few problems said caused by strike in southe. and west or Chicago; [Chicago Teamster leader Louis PEICK - notes no strike in Chicago area.] Chicago Teamsters said negotiating separate contract. Effect of strike on food shipments detailed; intimidation said felt by independent truckers. [Independent trucker Homer LYDA - comments.] Teamster attitude toward shutout stated.
REPORTER: Bob Faw (WJBK-TV newstape) (WAGA-TV newstape, Atlanta) (WBBM-TV newstape, Chicago)