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Labor Day / Meany / J.P. Stevens Labor Dispute #500854

NBC Evening News for Monday, Sep 04, 1978
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(Studio) Labor Day comments by Secretary of Labor and AFL-CIO president George Meany quoted. Report is on long-term union dispute between Textile Workers union and J.P. Stevens Company
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(New York, New York) Background of organization efforts by Textile Workers union, now merged with Amalgamated Clothing Workers, to organization J.P. Stevens Mfg. Company given. Film shown. On 10-10-77 film [George MEANY - calls company ntns. number 1 lawbreaker.] Boycott promoted by union and demonstrations on both sides reported Union effort to cut Stevens off from rest of business community reported [Econ. John Kenneth GALBRAITH - believes in union effort.] Ray Rogers credited with idea of alienating other businesses from Stevens. Coalition of unions, church groups and political organizations in Rogers' efforts noted. [Ray ROGERS - emphasizes role of Stevens board of dirs.] Success in getting dirs. run off bds. of trust noted, especially Manufacturers Hanover Trust and Avon Products. Union effort with regard to bds. of trust called remarkable. [Chairperson Paine, Webber, Jackson and Curtis, James West DAVANT - deplores tactics.] Seamen's Bank for Savings and New York Life Ins. Company said next Rogers' objectives, as heads sit on Stevens' board
REPORTER: Mike Jensen

Brinkley, David;
Jensen, Mike

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