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Air Traffic Controllers' Strike #279025

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Aug 22, 1981
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(Studio) International Federal of Air Traffic Controllers Association (IFATCA) reported meeting in Amsterdam to consider show of support for striking United States controllers.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Amsterdam, The Netherlands) International organization's concern over safety of United States air travel due to strike discussed. [PATCO executive vice president Robert MEYER - notes information given IFATCA.] Call by some for boycott of United States flights noted. [MEYER - thinks PATCO's acceptance of meeting results will be contingent on association's decision.] Decision said due tomorrow.
REPORTER: Richard Wagner

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Houston, Texas) Failure of Machinists Union rally to draw large crowds as show of support for PATCO examined. [Machinist C.L. BERTANI - considers situation one of survival for unions.] [Plumbers union spokesperson Bill PICKENS - thinks weather is partially responsible.] [Representative Mickey LELAND - criticizes President Reagan; mentions Drew Lewis.] Failure of rally to disrupt airport operations and security measures taken by authorities outlined. [Striking controller George JOHNSTON - comments on planes overhead.]
REPORTER: Steve Kroft

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(DC) Labor Secretary Raymond Donovan reported implying possible easing of admin.'s stance regarding strikers. [DONOVAN - says administration is trying to find solution; comments on grace period given strikers.] Clarification of Donovan's remarks by administration spokesperson later noted. [PATCO president Robert POLI - comments on administration's concern over strike.] Trans. Secretary Drew Lewis mentioned.
REPORTER: Rita Flynn

Reporter(s):
Kroft, Steve;
Flynn, Rita;
Schieffer, Bob;
Wagner, Richard
Duration:
00:06:40

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