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Rock Island Railroad / Unemployment #36534

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 05, 1975
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(Studio) Workers on Chicago Rock Island railroad facing unemployment because railroad short of cash and may be forced to shut down.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Chicago, Illinois) railroad requiring nonunion employees to let it keep 10% of their paychecks as sort of personal loan. Union employees asked to voluntarily give up 10% of their pay. [WORKERS - react to 10% pay plan.] [Vice President Rock Island railroad John MITROS - says money collected from employees won't have anything to do with survival of RR; action will buy a little time.]
REPORTER: Greg Dobbs

(Studio) Rock Island recs. payment on 2 big bills; will be able to continue operations for time.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Dobbs, Greg;
Reasoner, Harry

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