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Teamster Strike / Effects #42693

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 01, 1976
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(Studio) Teamster Union strikes. Strike could hurt economy recovery.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Chicago, Illinois) Teamsters in Chicago and other cities continue to work under series of interim agreements. Scattered reports of violence.
REPORTER: Ron Miller

(Arlington Hgts., Illinois) Negotiations continue between Teamsters and trucking ind. [Teamster Union President Frank FITZSIMMONS - trying to reach fair agreement. 60% of United States manufactured and agriculture products handled by Teamsters. Ford Motor Company says strike of 1 week would force shutdown of all production facilities. Transportation Department says 1 million workers could be laid off in week [Labor Secretary W.J. USERY - says at certain time, everything will be considered to protect American public.] Taft-Hartley Act nay be invoked.

(Studio) Report on truck driver.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Los Angeles, California) picket line shown. [Teamster driver Ivan FRANKEL - says we all like money, but work conditions sometimes more important. Living standards will be lowered due to strike's length.]
REPORTER: Tom Schell

Miller, Ron;
Reasoner, Harry;
Schell, Tom

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