NBC Evening News for Friday, Oct 01, 1971
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(Studio) 45,000 longshoremen on strike. Galveston and Houston, Texas, ports still open. West Coast longshoremen on strike since July. No immediate shortage, due to stockpiles.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(NYC) Negotiations break down. [International Longshoremen Association President Thomas West GLEASON - says at 12 a.m., people didn't go to work.] Mil. cargo not affected by strike. 3 passenger ships arrive in NYC; unload selves.
REPORTER: Liz Trotta
(New Orleans, Louisiana) Most ships unload cargo before walkout, move out. President Steamship Association James HOWELL - says only 5 ships in port have cargo; will have 25-30 ships in port if strike lasts month] No work before Christmas.
REPORTER: Joe Glover (WDSU-TV)
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