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Pan Am Strike / Two-Tier Wage Systems #302126

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 28, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(NYC) Impact of Pan Am strike on travelers described; films shown. Striking employees' demands discussed. [STRIKERS - explain their position.]
REPORTER: Richard Wagner

(Baltimore, Maryland) Econ. aspects of striking Pan Am employees' demands examined; new wage structure at General Motors' Ohio plant cited as example [Charles SLICK, Anne GROVES - discuss their different salaries.] Two-tier wage structure at American Airlines, Safeway stores, Boeing listed on screen. [Machinists union spokesperson William WINPISINGER - notes employer's power to impose such structure.] [General Motors WORKER - felt blackmailed into accepting two-tiered system.] Impact of General Motors' sponsored trip to its Mexico plant for union spokesperson Harold Nichols and others on union's acceptance of terms cited. [NICHOLS - acknowledges effectiveness of trip.] [Plant manager Elmer REESE - defs. system.] Negative impact on morale at Baltimore-Sunpapers with two-tier structure noted. [Reporters Rick BELZ, Ross HETRICK - describe situation.]
REPORTER: Ray Brady

Reporter(s):
Brady, Ray;
Rather, Dan;
Wagner, Richard
Duration:
00:04:30

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