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Air Traffic Controllers Slowdown #489324

NBC Evening News for Friday, Jul 30, 1976
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(Studio) Slowdown of air traffic controllers causing delays at some big airports. Issue is money.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Air traffic controllers say they deserve more money because of heavy pressure and responsibilities of job. Civil Service Commission scheduled to release new job classification plan this week which controllers thought would raise salaries. Plan not released and commission indicated some controllers would get less instead of more pay. [Air controller President John LEYDEN - says controllers in ugly mood but there are no plans for massive strikes or shut-downs. Will continue to work through legal action.] Leyden says if salaries not incrd. controllers ready to go by book for yr. or even 2 years if necessary.

(Studio) In New York City travelers allowed to board planes; there's longer wait for take-off clearance. In Los Angeles planes kept in air waiting for clearance to land.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Iker, Sam

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