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Iowa / Labor Unrest #277961

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jun 26, 1981
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(Studio) Richard Bissell recalled writing "Seven and a Half Cents", later made into "The Pajama Game."
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Des Moines, Iowa) Labor-management conflicts in Iowa, especially in trucking and meat packing inds., examined; situation at Dubuque Packing Company cited as ex. [Larry RADLOFF - notes employees' position in response to company's threat with regard to lower wages.] [Larry JAQUA - cites lack of choice.] Iowa Parcel Service reported closing without notice to its employees; details given. [Dave FISHER - thinks company has employees over the barrel.] Apparent effort of some companies to use economy as excuse for manipulating employees discussed. [UAW negotiator Chuck McKENNA - thinks companies depend on fear to gain concessions.] [Iowa Mfrs. Association spokesperson Jack WALTERS - defs. management] Uniden. manager quoted.

Faw, Bob;
Rather, Dan

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