NBC Evening News for Friday, Sep 16, 1977
View other clips in this broadcast →
Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws. For any such use, please visit NBC NEWS Archives XPRESS.
(Studio) Senator votes to pass legislature proclaiming pregnancy as medical condition meriting health and disability benefits. Bill now goes to House Is victory for women's and civil rights orgs.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(NYC) At General Electric plant in Salem, Virginia, women complained that though men got disability benefits for wide range of medical absences include elective surgery, they aren't compensated for time lost due to pregnancy. Supreme Court ruled companies don't have to make such payments. [ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) attorney Sue ROSS - cites importance of bill in establishing right of women to both work and have families.] House is expected to pass bill and President to sign it.
REPORTER: Richard Hunt
(Studio) Senator Finance Committee approves bill to increase Social Security taxes on employers and employees in next few years
REPORTER: David Brinkley