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Campaign `72 / McGovern-Labor #465128

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 18, 1972
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(Studio) Democratic Presidential nominee, Senator George McGovern, will meet with Chicago, Illinois, Mayor Richard Daley in 2 weeks Hopes to win labor union support also.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Black Hills, South Dakota) McGovern vacations in rustic 2-bedroom log cabin overlooking Sylvan Lake in Black Hills. It is partly a promotional tour to show area safe again after recent flood. He is also reorganizing campaign staff and laying plans for national campaign this fall. (Mt. Rushmore, South Dakota) McGovern writes labor leaders who will attend tomorrow's AFL-CIO executive council meeting [MCGOVERN - says Daley is a loyal Democrat. Disappointed, however, in Teamsters endorsement of President Nixon.]
REPORTER: John Dancy

(DC) Democratic Vice Presidential nominee, Senator Thomas Eagleton, calls labor leaders, trying to enlist support for Democratic ticket. [EAGLETON - says Democrats do have some fence-mending to do, but is hopeful that labor will come around.] AFL-CIO President George Meany calls meeting of labor federation's governing board for tomorrow to head off labor endorsements for Democrats.

(DC) Executive council meeting being held 6 weeks early at Meany's insistence. [Govt. worker's union, Jerry WURF - says he will use what little influence he has to urge colleagues to support McGovern. Thinks majority of unions in AFL-CIO will hack McGovern.] Meany encounters more opposition from within union ranks than ever before but most union leaders feel personal loyalty to him.
REPORTER: Irving R. Levine

Chancellor, John;
Dancy, John;
Duke, Paul;
Levine, Irving R.

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