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West Virginia / Carpenters Pay Cuts #457235

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 21, 1971
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(Studio) Management and Budget Director George L. Shultz states blue collar workers furious; ignored by Govt.; squeezed by inflation; George Washington University Economist Sam Leviton says blue collar income up 30% in last decade; not in crisis at all.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Parkersburg, West Virginia) Union negotiators agree to pay cut from $7.05 to $5.00 per hour for building 1 and 2 family homes; increase carpenter's work. [Union spokesperson Earl McDONALD - hopes pay cut will stimulate building; solves non-union problem.] [Unidentified CARPENTERS - express opinions concerning pay cut.] 2 locals rejected pay cuts.

Chancellor, John;
Davis, Lou

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