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Air Traffic Controllers' Strike #278826

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 12, 1981
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(Studio) Canadian air traffic controllers reported ending boycott of United States flights; details given.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(London, England) Impact of United States air traffic controllers' strike on international travel examined; situation in various European cities outlined. Econ. impact on airlines such as British Airways reported.
REPORTER: Martha Teichner

(Studio) International Federal of Air Traffic Controllers reported meeting in Amsterdam tomorrow to discuss supporting United States controllers.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Lack of whole-hearted support for controllers' strike by organized labor examined; films shown. Reception given PATCO spokesperson Steven Wallaert following his release from jail by demonstrators outside Trans. Department noted. [WALLAERT - claims controllers have support of other unions.] AFL-CIO's reaction to strike recalled. [AFL-CIO president Lane KIRKLAND - criticizes President Reagan's termination threat.] PATCO officials' response to lack of general support by other unions noted; reticence of American Federal of Govt. Employees president and other union officials cited. Apparent reasons for situation considered.
REPORTER: Lem Tucker

(Studio) PATCO local president in Birmingham, Alabama, reported chging. that college students were working in towers there even before the strike; details given.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Reporter(s):
Rather, Dan;
Teichner, Martha;
Tucker, Lem
Duration:
00:05:10

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