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Airline Industry / Continental Pilots' Strike / Eastern #293031

CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 30, 1983
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(Studio) Continental Air Lines pilots said committed to striking this weekend over pay cut issue; possibility of nationwide pilots' strike noted. Eastern Air Lines mentioned threatening to follow Continental's bankruptcy action as means of reorganizing company
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Chicago, Illinois) Show of support for Eastern president Frank Borman by nonunion employees noted, shown; issue of further wage cuts for Eastern employees said crux of company's labor problems. [RESERVATIONIST - believes Borman's explanation of airline's financial crisis.] [Employee A.J. LeBLANC - will remain loyal to company] [Machinists union president Charles BRYAN - accuses Borman of deceiving employees.] [BORMAN - remains optimistic.]
REPORTER: Meredith Vieira

(DC) Deregulation's possible impact on airline industry examined. [Civil Aeronautics Board chairperson Dan McKINNON - feels deregulation is working; explains.] Factors affecting industry `s current status outlined. [Southwest Airlines chairperson Herbert KELLEHER - notes increased air travel by Americans due to deregulation, lower fares.] Airlines showing profit listed on screen. [Former Carter aide Simon LAZARUS III - doubts if regulated airline industry will return.]
REPORTER: Susan Spencer

Rather, Dan;
Spencer, Susan;
Vieira, Meredith

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