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Truckers' Strike #288880

CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 04, 1983
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(Studio) Pennsylvania and North Carolina National Guard noted protecting nonstriking truckers due to continue violence in strike by independent drivers; Independent Truckers Association president Michael Parkhurst noted promising strike would end if all truckers joined brief symbolic shutdown. Reaction of American Trucking Association noted. Attorney General William French Smith said considering federal prosecution of violence related to strike; strike's apparent lack of impact on produce industry mentioned.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Atlanta, Georgia) [Bob LONG - notes independent truckers' financial plight.] Drivers' fear of violence if they defy strike and financial impact of continue strike examined. [LONG - will continue strike.] Independent truckers' economy factors examined; details outlined on screen. [Jack FERGUSON - fears additional taxes will break him.] [Chuck McLANAHAN - notes level of income.] [Art ZANS - believes new taxes will drastically decrease income.]
REPORTER: Wyatt Andrews

Andrews, Wyatt;
Rather, Dan

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