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Carter / Labor #492806

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 24, 1977
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(Studio) Carter administration proposes minimum wage increase to $2.50 per hour; is disappointment to labor, desiring $3. Action comes on top of House defeat of "common situs" picketing bill.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Labor Secretary Ray Marshall proposes bill to House committee and cites reasons for small hike; reaction of AFL-CIO president George Meany noted.
REPORTER: Irving R. Levine

(S)Anchor asks if Meany upset with regard to picketing bill failure, as administration supposedly supported it.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) White House gave little actual support: Carter said he'd sign it; OMB dir. Bert Lance said he opposed it; and Treasury Secretary Michael Blumenthal said he had no opinion.

(Studio) Anchor asks if labor influence in Congress has declined.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Labor influence at White House, as well as in Congress, not as strong as group believed.
REPORTER: Irving R. Levine

Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John;
Levine, Irving R.

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