NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jul 15, 1973
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(Studio) UAW (United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America) representatives to negotiate with representatives from General Motors for new contract. Neither side predicts strike.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley
(Detroit, Michigan) UAW (United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America) workers among best paid, but assembly line work is boring and tedious. Contract demands include voluntary overtime, early retirement, free dental services. [UAW President Leonard WOODCOCK - says complaints from wives with husbands working 5,6,7 days weekly are numerous. [Vice President Gene Motors George B. MORRIS - says if key men on assembly line don't want to work, whole line must be closed down.] [WOODCOCK - says workers feel they deserve early retirement.] [MORRIS - believes early retirement not socially desirable.] Lee Crane has worked for General Motors 20 years [CRANE - says with 5 children and grandchild, making ends meet is difficult. After 30 years man should be able to retire. Company has best years of his life anyway.] Wage increases not big issue this year
REPORTER: Irving R. Levine
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