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Air Traffic Controllers #518412

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Aug 01, 1981
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(Studio) Possibility of air traffic controllers' strike beginning Monday reported.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(DC) Apparent failure of today's negotiations examined. [Federal mediator Ken. MOFFETT - notes continuing gap between both sides.] Controllers demands and government's response outlined. [Trans. Secretary Drew LEWIS - threatens legal action against controllers.] Response of union president Robert Poli noted; White House aide David Gergen quoted on screen with regard to President Reagan's stance. Contingency plans in event of strike outlined.

Pell, Gene;
Savitch, Jessica

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