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Air Traffic Controllers' Anniversary #285648

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 03, 1982
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(Studio) Today reported anniversary of air traffic controllers' strike and their later termination by President Reagan.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Chicago, Illinois) Controllers' strike and President's termination of them recalled; scenes shown. [August 3, 198l, President REAGAN - threatens to fire controllers.] PATCO recalled broken by strike; details given. [Local president John SCHMITT - notes choices to be made.] [Fired controller Barry WAGNER - wants job back.] James Vikito said among those appealing firing. [VIKITO - feels caught in the middle.] Local pres. Steve Wallaert's arrest recalled. [WALLAERT - loves the job.] Wallaert's continuing effort to establish new union noted. [SCHMITT - claims finances weren't primary reason for strike.] Current status of situation described.
REPORTER: Ned Potter

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Air Line Pilots Association Machinists and Teamsters, recalled not supporting controllers' strike, said benefiting by legislature thought to be endorsed by President Reagan; major provision of bill affecting airline ind. explained. [Continental Airlines president George WARDE - doesn't know of any other industry guaranteeing employees womb-to-tomb survival.] [Senator Bob PACKWOOD - thinks legislature is fair extension of airline deregulation.] [OMB director David STOCKMAN - declines comment.]
REPORTER: Phil Jones

Jones, Phil;
Potter, Ned;
Rather, Dan

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