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Economy / Unemployment / Buffalo / Union Membership Losses #495434

NBC Evening News for Friday, Sep 02, 1977
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(Studio) Bethlehem Steel plant in Buffalo, New York, to observe Labor Day by laying off several hundred workers. Workers knew layoffs coming and city knew layoffs would further depress already bad economy
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Buffalo, New York) Due to high cost of meeting pollution standards and imports of foriegn steel, Bethlehem's Lackawanna plant will lay off 3500 by end of year [MAN - thought job here meant security.] [2nd MAN - just bought house and has 5 kids; asks where he'll go.] [Buffalo Chamber of Commerce spokesperson Fred DENTINGER - notes prospects are bleak.] Details with regard to high unemployment rate and loss of business, workers and money to city noted.
REPORTER: Roger Wolfe

(Studio) Labor Department reports drop in labor union mbrship.; details noted.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

Brokaw, Tom;
Wolfe, Roger

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