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(Studio) Ford Motor Company's record profits in 1983 reported; General Motors' earnings last yr. listed on screen. Ford spokesperson's comment quoted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Detroit, Michigan) Auto workers' rising concern over industry's record profits and current level of employment in industry examined. [WORKERS - object to compulsory overtime.] Econs. involved in companies imposing mandatory overtime rather than hiring additional employees noted. [Laid-off auto worker Ben HEMINGWAY - criticizes Ford for working overtime schedule rather than rehiring laid-off workers.] Auto industry's record profits, achieved through cutting labor costs rather than increase product, discussed; related statistics outlined on screen. [UAW president Owen BIEBER - claims many could have been rehired if overtime hadn't been employed as tactic.] [Ford chairperson Philip CALDWELL - praises 1983 for Ford; defends. overtime.] [WORKERS - offer differing opinions.]
REPORTER: Ned Potter
- Potter, Ned;
- Rather, Dan
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