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Railroad Workers' Protest #516489

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 29, 1981
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(Studio) Protest here by railroad workers over proposed cuts in Amtrak and Conrail reported.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Demonstrations here and elsewhere in nation examined; presence of AFL-CIO president Lane Kirkland noted, films shown. [KIRKLAND - claims Congress has been misled by President] Possible consequences for Amtrak's passenger service if proposed budget cuts are enacted discussed; similar impact on Conrail and both system's expense to tax payers considered. [PROTESTER - addresses House committee ] [Representative Bob EDGAR - expresses pessimism about House vote.] Senate committee approval of budget cuts affecting RR's noted.
REPORTER: Robert Hager

Hager, Robert;
Mudd, Roger

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