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NBC Evening News for Friday, Jan 02, 1976
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(Studio) Item with regard to Alaska now follows.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Alaska) 23,000 of AK's 300,000 are Teamsters. Pipeline workers, high paid contract workers noted. Much money goes to union itself; as employer pays union pension fund $2 an hour in addition to pay to employee. Goes to National Bank of AK, where Teamster serves on board of dirs. $200,000 a day goes into Teamster account in bank. Fund soon to total $100 million. Teamster empire growing. Hospital among Teamster projects. Teamster funds largest source of mortgage money. Fairbanks school teachers representative by Teamsters, as are Anchorage policemen, and many other labor groups. [Governor Jay HAMMOND - likens Teamsters Union to octopus.] Most pols. want Teamster support. "Anchorage Daily News" speaks out against Teamsters. Jesse L. Carr heads Alaska Teamster empire. [CARR - believes pipeline has focused attention on union. Sees nothing wrong.] Extravagant contracts said costly to public. Teamsters caused balance of power change in AK.
REPORTER: Jack Perkins

Reporter(s):
Chancellor, John;
Perkins, Jack
Duration:
00:04:20

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