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Auto Industry / Contract Talks / Labor Problems #298262

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jul 23, 1984
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(Studio) Beginning of contract talks between General Motors Corporation and UAW (United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America) reported.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Detroit, Michigan) Details with regard to issues at talks in Detroit given. Issues noted incl. regaining cuts taken in bad sales years, job security threatened by imports. [UAW spokesperson - comments.] [GM spokesperson Alfred WARREN - comments.] File tape shown. American auto workers' situations compared to that of Japanese. [2nd MAN - comments.] Predictions with regard to industry profits for year noted; also workers' attitudes with regard to economy pkgs. given Ford chairperson Philip Caldwell and General Motors Corporation chairperson Roger Smith. [UAW spokesperson Don EPHLIN - comments.]
REPORTER: Frank Currier

(Studio) Changes in contract talks over years noted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(NYC) Report on increase changes in auto industry and effect on labor. Nonunion Nissan plant in Tennessee, Ford's import of parts for plant in New Jersey, and automation at GM noted. [Auto analyst Maryann KELLER - comments.] Slowdown in union member and organizing reported Some history of UAW (United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America) given; films shown. Walter Reuther mentioned. [Labor economy Harry KATZ - comments.] Outlook described.
REPORTER: Jane Bryant Quinn

(Studio) Interchange between anchor and reporter follows. Discussion of innovations by UAW; General Motors Corporation and Chrysler mentioned.
REPORTER: Dan Rather, Jane Bryant Quinn

(Studio) Upcoming item outlined.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Currier, Frank;
Quinn, Jane Bryant;
Rather, Dan

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