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Economy / Wholesale Prices / AFL-CIO Convention / Labor Leaders and Unions #47164

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 08, 1977
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(Studio) November wholesale prices noted.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(DC) Details of figs. include those for farm products, industry commodities and consumer goods cited. Inflation rate also listed, as well as continued US trade deficit and dollar devaluation.
REPORTER: Dan Cordtz

(Los Angeles, California) Report on AFL-CIO convention in Los Angeles; concerns of members listed. [George MEANY - cites actions that must be taken to cut US imports.] Phone call from Senator Hubert Humphrey after Meany's speech noted. [HUMPHREY - asks how convention delegates are.]
REPORTER: Jim Mitchell

(Los Angeles, California) Meany's tenure as AFL-CIO president and political power involved noted. Results of Lou Harris-ABC News poll with regard to public confidence in labor leadership reported Cited as example of how low regard for national labor leaders can cause defiance of them is case of separate contract reached by Machinists Union members with Lockheed plant in Sunnyvale, California, despite continued national strike. [Machinists Union president William WINPISINGER - thinks intl. union leadership has lost contact with mbrship.]
REPORTER: Herbert Kaplow

(Madison, Connecticut) Report on lifestyle of Arnold and Adelaide Amore, of Connecticut. Background of both cited, with her job noted as biggest salary in family. [AMORE-tells why he quit job as electronics supervisor 4 years ago.] Amore's views with regard to unions winning enough time off for workers to spend time with families cited. Estimates with regard to number of other men in United States who feel same and problems this creates for unions noted.
REPORTER: John Martin

Cordtz, Dan;
Kaplow, Herbert;
Martin, John;
Mitchell, Jim;
Walters, Barbara

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