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(Studio) 190 ships tied up in West coast dock strike since July. Midnight deadline for E. and Gulf ports. President Nixon will invoke Taft-Hartley "back-to-work" law if all ports shut down.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Los Angeles, California) Port with stranded ships shown. Japanese ship here since July. [Chief ofr. Iwao KOMORI - says crew wants to go back to Japan.] 1 room on ship turned into library; crew sees American TV, but most don't speak English. Few on ship work, but extra jobs done.
REPORTER: Roy Neal
(San Francisco, California) Pacific Maritime Association& International Longshoremen's Workers Union negotiate.
REPORTER: Roy Neal
- Chancellor, John;
- Neal, Roy
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