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NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 15, 1975
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(Studio) Labor Department reports 3,923,700 people picked up unemployment benefit checks during Christmas week No. is largest in history of cntry. Unemployment in construction industry 15%. 1 construction union in Chicago area postpones new wage demands for at least 1 year
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Chicago, Illinois) Contract extended with no pay increase [Union president Joseph SPINGOLA - says union members could get increase in wages but no job. Prefers to keep as many men employed as possible even if pay raise not feasible.] Union rank and file react to new contract.
REPORTER: Rebecca Bell

Bell, Rebecca;
Chancellor, John

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