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Auto Industries / UAW / Ford Motors / Strike #489982

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 14, 1976
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(Studio) UAW (United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America) strike of Ford Motors imminent; company made 3rd offer today; was rejected; strike will begin at midnight tonight.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Detroit, Michigan) UAW (United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America) President Leonard Woodcock meets with Ford Company negotiators, but said Monday night union and company too far apart to postpone strike deadline. [WOODCOCK - says company wants postponement based on implementing contract put before union; request denied.] Failure to agree on contract apparently due to miscalculations on both sides; these noted. Some workers not enthusiastic with regard to strike. [MAN - says doesn't want to see strike, but if it's only option then that's it.] [2nd MAN - says doesn't want it, but nothing to do about it.] Main issue is more time off for employees so more people can be hired.
REPORTER: Irving R. Levine

(Studio) Effects of strike on economy and workers will depend on length.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Brinkley, David;
Levine, Irving R.

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