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Canadian Unions / Olympic Stadium Construction #482714

NBC Evening News for Friday, May 16, 1975
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(Studio) Provincial assembly of Quebec takes drastic action against number of construction unions. Many unions on strike and holding up construction of Olympic game site. Olympics scheduled for Montreal next year Assembly votes to put 4 unions under trusteeship.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Montreal, Canada) Artist's conception of finished Olympic stadium shown. Actual stadium construction not far advanced. Union members see strike as part of broader problem between unions and provincial government Govt. charges some unions with corruption and violence. Earlier in week, unions react violently to government takeover. [Labor leader Louis LABERGE - says union members don't really care if Olympic stadium not finished because workers can't get tickets anyway.] Most people believe solution to labor problems can be found; if not, Montreal could be left with expensive stadium ruins, according to its mayor.
REPORTER: Robert Hager

Chancellor, John;
Hager, Robert

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