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Reagan and Labor #514615

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 02, 1981
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(Studio) President Reagan reported meeting with labor leaders at White House today.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Apparent reaction of AFL-CIO leaders following meeting with President examined. [ILGWU president Sol CHAIKIN, Govt. Employees Union president Ken. BLAYLOCK - consider President's position on fired air traffic controllers unacceptable.] Reagan's remarks to group on issue outlined on screen, discussed; AFL-CIO president Lane Kirkland said calling for controllers' reinstatement. Later remarks of deputy press aide Larry Speakes mentioned. [BLAYLOCK - hopes both sides can work together.] Speakes' further remarks noted simply confusing situation; details given.
REPORTER: Irving R. Levine

(Studio) White House clarification of President's position on fired controllers reiterated; involvement of Trans. Secretary Drew Lewis noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Studio) Confusing messages issuing from White House over issue of terminated air traffic controllers discussed.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) [Federal Aviation Administration administration J. Lynn HELMS - explains why controllers can't be rehired.] Efforts to review cases of those controllers perhaps intimidated into striking noted. [HELMS - claims all cases will be reassessed.] [Controller Rex SOWLER, striker Larry HERMES - comment on present situation.]
REPORTER: Robert Hager

Chancellor, John;
Hager, Robert;
Levine, Irving R.;
Mudd, Roger

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