CBS Evening News for Monday, Dec 09, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(NYC) Change in federal employee retirement income security act allowing companies to avoid severance pay examined as illustrated by Western Publishing. [Bob DUNCAN - notes length of time company has been closed without paying severance to laid-off workers.] Duncan's experience outlined on screen, discussed. [Vicky DIMMING - notes her lack of severance pay despite decades with Western Publishing.] [Assistant New York attorney general Carlin MEYER - claims federal system discourages workers' receive their rights.] [Mgt. attorney Richard SIMMONS - notes severance pay is at the discretion of the employer.] [DUNCAN - responds.]
REPORTER: Ray Brady
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