NBC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 22, 1981
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(Studio) Professional Air Traffic Controllers Org. (PATCO) reported decertified by government today.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) Federal Labor Relations Authority's decertification of PATCO examined; position on Authority's final vote of chairperson Ronald West Haughton outlined on screen. [Trans. Secretary Drew LEWIS - praises ruling.] New government contract being offered mentioned. [LEWIS - claims striking controllers will not be rehired.] [PATCO president Robert POLI - considers it case of union-busting.]
REPORTER: Robert Hager
(Aurora, Illinois) [STRIKERS - comment on union's decertification.] [Local pres. John SCHMITT - considers union the people.] [STRIKERS - won't return to work.]
REPORTER: Jim Cummins