CBS Evening News for Thursday, Apr 21, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Minneapolis, Minnesota: Ray Brady) Bud Schulte, who was informed day prior to plant closing he would not have job, featured. [SCHULTE - says found notice posted on bulletin board] Government survey results with regard to notification of employees of plant closing illustration; various companies across country listed. Unions noted promoting 60-day notice of plant closings while business opposing. [National Association of Manufacturers spokesperson Renee REYMOND -defends business] Business' concerns listed. Ex-Iowa Pork employment Rosie Jordan noted waiting mos. before able to enter retraining program. [JORDAN - says had no notice of plant closing.] [SCHULTE - comments on situation.] Measure noted likely to become law regardless of President Reagan's opinion.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Secretary of State George Shultz reported arriving in Moscow, USSR , for summit preparations. White House spokesperson quoted with regard to possibility of long-range nuclear missile treaty being ready to sign by summit. Democratic party officials noted claiming Republicans trying to dramatize situation with suspense. Senator Sam Nunn noted expressing reservations with regard to INF treaty. Report introduced.
(DC: Bill Plante) Reagan reported urging Senator to ratify INF treaty before Moscow, USSR , summit next month; Mikhail Gorbachev mentioned. [In Springfield, Massachusetts, REAGAN - comments on situation.] [Senator Robert BYRD - criticizes Reagan's tactic.] Reagan noted deliberately downplaying possibilities of new strategic arms treaty. [REAGAN - comments on future arms treaty.] Shultz shown in Moscow meeting with refuseniks. [SHULTZ - comments on human rights issues.] Reagan noted expected to push for human rights reform at Moscow summit.