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California Dock Strike / Taft-Hartley / Nixon #454603

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 05, 1971
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(Studio) Nixon fact-finding board goes to work with regard to dock strike.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(San Francisco, California) Bd. met with International Longshoremen's Workers Union President Harry Bridges and PMA's Edmund Flynn expected Nixon to invoke Taft-Hartley "back-to-work" order. Strike causes $1.5 billion loss. Labor representatives say injunction will favor management.

(Los Angeles, California) Longshoremen in picket lines unhappy. [SPKR. - says injunction won't solve anything.] 200 ships tied up.

(Studio) Nixon doesn't necessarily like idea of ordering workers back for 80 days cooling off period; can't be done again after 80 days.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Neal, Roy

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