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War in the Work Place: Organized Labor (Part I) #287614

CBS Evening News for Monday, Nov 21, 1983
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(Studio) John L. Lewis, Walter Reuther mentioned.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(NYC) Nation's changing attitude toward organized labor examined; Phelps Dodge copper (Arizona), Continental Airlines, United Steelworkers of America experiences cited as exs. [AFL-CIO spokesperson Sol CHAIKIN - feels organized labor is under siege.] [Former auto worker Sonny KIMBROUGH - recalls wage cut.] Dilemma faced by grassroots worker explained; closing of Ford plant due to wage dispute with employees detailed. [Former worker David WADE - describes impact of 50% wage cut.] [Former worker Homer PRUITT - agrees.] Impact of cheap foreign labor on United States attitude toward unions discussed. [Econ. Audrey FREEDMAN - feels unions/workers were pricing themselves out of market] [CHAIKIN - notes labor costs in China (PR), Taiwan, South Korea, Bangladesh.] [Econ. Barry BLUESTONE - cites impact on United States industry of labor costs in underdeveloped ntns.] Org. labor's concern over strike-breaker mentality created by nation's high unemployment said illustrated by recent Greyhound bus company strike. [CHAIKIN - believes some employers are taking advantage to hurt unions.] Current status of US work force now unionized mentioned. [KIMBROUGH - feels sense of trust between management and worker needs to develop.]
REPORTER: Bernard Goldberg

(Studio) Part II announced.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Goldberg, Bernard;
Rather, Dan

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