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Steel Industry / Layoffs / Washington, DC Demonstrations #495509

NBC Evening News for Friday, Sep 23, 1977
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(Studio) Layoffs begin at Youngstown Sheet and Tube, in Youngstown, Ohio. Those laid off today take protests to DC.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(No location given) Jeff May grew up in sight of steel mills and, like father, became steelworker, but now he, father and others lose jobs. [MAY - says most who live here will leave for where business is.] [Merchant Phillip TORISK - notes that without steelworkers' business, he will be finished.] Similar cases noted. Steelworkers who go to Washington, DC to protest go to try to save not only jobs but way of life. [Steelworker Clayton DUFFEY - notes future of Youngstown is limited if youth are forced to seek employment elsewhere.] Demonstrators march in Washington, DC to show President Carter that if steel imports not reduced and pollution standards relaxed, death of more steel mills and towns is feared.

Chancellor, John;
Kur, Bob

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