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New York / Otis Elevator Co. #290619

CBS Evening News for Sunday, May 29, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Yonkers, New York) Closing of Otis Elevator Company elevator plant here examined. [Plant manager William DRUMMOND - notes plant is technologically outdated.] Work noted being done overseas. [Employee Joseph PRUNELLA - thinks work should remain in US.] Opposition to plant closing and city's efforts to aid company described. [Mayor Angelo MARTINELLI - claims United Technologies never intended to keep plant open after purchase; considers city defrauded by United Technologies.] Martinelli's suit against company to recover town's investment cited. [Harvard professor Charles HAAR - believes contract was implied, notes legal basis of such implicit understandings.] [Representative Mario BIAGGI - opposes such action by company] Biaggi noted introduction legislature concerned with situation. [IUE local president Ron POWERS - criticizes company's lack of employee involvement.] [DRUMMOND - defs. business decision.] [Employee John EARL, former employee Andy RIZEK - criticize company] [MARTINELLI - considers company action un-American]
REPORTER: Chris Kelley

Dean, Morton;
Kelley, Chris

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