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ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 21, 1976
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(Studio) Negotiations continue in UAW (United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America) strike against Ford Motors. Long strike bad for industry and economy ;both sides know it.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Detroit, Michigan) Report on development of UAW. (UAW Archives film shown.) [MAN - says union born not out of struggle for more money but because of struggle against system of speedup.] Present reasons for strike noted; 1 of main issues is shorter work week to help lower unemployment, according to President Leonard Woodcock. Professional labor negotiator Ed Cushman says that's typical attitude. [Wayne State University representative Ed CUSHMAN - says UAW (United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America) involvement in social and community problems reflects degree of idealism.] Union programs for members and families and finances for them noted; importance of reduced work time explained.
REPORTER: Dan Cordtz

Cordtz, Dan;
Reasoner, Harry

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