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Teamster Strike / Effects / Illinois / Wisconsin / Michigan / New Jersey / NBC #487806

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 01, 1976
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(Studio) Teamster Union strikes. Govt. may invoke Taft-Hartley Act. If it conts. for week, $300 million of economy could be lost and 1 million laid off. Consumer would feel effects of 2-wk. strike.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Milwaukee, WI) All but few drivers stop driving here.
REPORTER: Mike Jackson

(Chicago, Illinois) 40,000 Teamsters live in Chicago. Many ignore strike although they mostly drive in metro Chicago.
REPORTER: Mike Jackson

(Arlington Hgts., Illinois) 5-7 issues reported holding up contract agreement. [Labor Secretary W.J. USERY - says at certain time, will consider everything to protect American public.] Usery says President Ford concerned over strike's effect on public.
REPORTER: Mike Jackson

(Detroit, Michigan) Teamster strike began at midnight. Truck traffic on major hwys. reported light. Nonunion drivers in Pennsylvania say they'll pull off road tonight. 12,000 Teamsters strike in Detroit. Auto industry plants may close due to lack of parts caused by strike. Food shortages won't be noticed for a week Wages and benefits are strike issues. [Striking Teamster Harold ALLPORT - needs better benefits.] Nonunion trucker reports being fired on from highway
REPORTER: Brian Ross

(Union City, North New Jersey) Teamsters permitted to drive here; their companies persuaded to sign costly individual contracts, good until national settlement signed. Anthony Provenzano's local union featured. [Union REP. - tells company representative to sign agreement if he wants truckers to drive.] [MAN - tells someone on telephone to let truckers drive.] Under interim agreement, drivers get $30 more per week
REPORTER: Robert Hager

(Studio) Teamster Union accuses NBC of fact distortion and malicious attack in 5 "Special" reports with regard to union. NBC didn't time series to coincide with negotiations. NBC offers television time to Teamster President Frank Fitzsimmons, who refuses.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Hager, Robert;
Jackson, Mike;
Ross, Brian

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