NBC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 03, 1977
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(Studio) Campaign with regard to election next week of new president for steelworkers union noted.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) Report on campaign between Ed Sadlowski and Lloyd McBride. McBride's accusations against Sadlowski noted; 1 with regard to "Pent house" magazine interview. [McBRIDE - tells group they don't look like type to buy "Pent house."] Like Carter's "Playboy" interview, this 1 has become issue, not as interview but where it appeared. [McBRIDE - says Sadlowski is without principle or devotion to union.] [SADLOWSKI - cites some of things McBride has called him.] Real controversy involves contract negotiations by strike or arbitration; Sadlowski supports strike method though it could seriously hurt economy, and view appeals to young steelworkers. [MAN - notes length of time present execs. in office.] [2nd MAN - says it's time for change.] McBride's support incls. AFL-CIO pres. George Meany and retiring steelworkers president I.W. Abel; he's expected to win. Sadlowski's attys. lay groundwork to claim he's cheated out of election. [Attorney Joseph RAUH - notes previous election in Chicago, Illinois-Gary, IN, area, which he says Sadlowski was cheated out of, even with Labor Department poll watchers.] Battle for control of union may go into courts
REPORTER: Irving R. Levine