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Grain Sales / Meany / Longshoremen #484378

NBC Evening News for Monday, Aug 18, 1975
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(Studio) AFL-CIO longshoremen will refuse to load grain sold to USSR , due to higher food prices.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(DC) Maritime union leaders made decision not to load grain. AFL-CIO president George Meany supports boycott. [MEANY - says in name of detente, will cost consumers billions. Foreign policy too damn important to be left to the Secretary of State. Policy would be more viable if labor made decision.]
REPORTER: Wilson Hall

(Houston, Texas) Two grain elevators busy with wheat shipments to USSR . Yugoslav ship received 24,000 tons wheat. Local longshoremen await word from national union. If grain part of new sale, men will quit loading.
REPORTER: George Lewis (KPRC-TV)

Brokaw, Tom;
Hall, Wilson

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