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Teamster Strike / Effects / Talks #42869

ABC Evening News for Friday, Apr 02, 1976
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(Studio) Violence in connection with Teamster Union strike reported in IN and Toledo, Ohio. Workers harassed in 3 states, even though they carried signs saying they were working under legal local Teamster contract. Govt. prepares to take action if there isn't settlement soon.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Arlington Hgts., Illinois) Snags in negotiations include Teamster demand for unlimited cost of living escalator clause and method of dividing wages and benefits over 3-yr. contract. Labor Secretary W.J. Usery conts. to mediate dispute between Teamsters and trucking industry; talks to President Ford daily. Possibility of Taft-Hartley Act being invoked growing.
REPORTER: Ron Miller

(Studio) Lack of supplies causes layoffs of 600 in Anchor Hocking plant in Lancaster, Ohio. AMC to suspend all North American car production Monday General Motors Corporation truck mfring. complex in Pontiac, Michigan, lays off 5600.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Pontiac, Michigan) GMC truck and coach division featured. Assembly lines closed due to part shortages. [GM plant manager, James GILLETTE - says bad time to close plants down with economy on upswing.]
REPORTER: Ven Marshall (WXYZ-TV)

Miller, Ron;
Reasoner, Harry

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