NBC Evening News for Friday, Feb 07, 1969
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(Studio) Longshoreman strike continues in Atlantic and gulf ports. Strike settled in some areas, but won't go back to work until everyone settled. New York shippers sue union for failure to go to work; strike settled there.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(New Orleans, Louisiana) 85 ships, with $2 billion worth of cargo, tied up in city. Costs city $1 million daily; nothing moved in 7 weeks
REPORTER: Charles Quinn
(New York City, New York) 200 ships wait to be unloaded. Strike costs $70 million daily; $2.5 billion cargo tied up. E. coast sugar refineries close; New York City liquor and coffee supply low.
REPORTER: Jack Paxton
(Baltimore, Maryland) Longshoremen pleased by national agreement; settlement tied up by local issues. City issue is who is eligible for guaranteed wages. [Longshoreman Vice President William HAILE - thinks will settle in 24 hrs.] [Steamship Trade Association Morris CURLEY - says progress limited; hopeful it'll work out.]
REPORTER: Douglas Kiker