CBS Evening News for Friday, Jun 20, 1980
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(Studio) Closing of Ford Motor Company plant in Mahwah, New Jersey, one of the largest auto assembly plants in the world, announced; number of cars plant produced in its lifetime mentioned.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer
(Mahwah, New Jersey) Plant closing examined; films shown. [Supv. Elias DAHDAL - explains attitude of workers.] [Worker Richard FERRANTE - comments.] Role of Japanese imports in plant's closing cited. [UAW spokesperson Joseph REILLY - comments on Japan's United States sales.] Most Ford employees reported blaming government and President Carter. [Workers Al FISK, Peter KRULIKOWSKY - comment.] Ford's explanation for plant closing noted contested by employees; union complaints about Ford's plans to build engine plant in Mexico reported.
REPORTER: Steve Kroft
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