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Air Traffic Controllers' Strike #518580

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 18, 1981
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REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Independent investigations of safety issue during air traffic controllers' strike reported announced by National Trans. Safety Bd. and administration [Bd. spokesperson Elwood DRIVER - outlines board's purpose.] Trans. Secretary Drew Lewis reported announcing similar investigation by independent safety foundation; PATCO's release of list describing alleged near-misses noted. List shown, discussed; [Federal Aviation Administration administration J. Lynn HELMS - claims near-misses are lower than in prior period.] possible union pressure on members to strike considered.
REPORTER: Robert Hager

(Chicago, Illinois) Arraignment of PATCO local officials here on chgs. stemming from strike examined; Federal Aviation Administration reported beginning hearings for strikers claiming they were harassed into striking. [Rich SCHOLZ - claims a right to be heard.] Indications of apparent dissatisfaction among strikers with union discussed. [Uniden. STRIKER - thinks most strikers want their jobs back.] Plans of some striking controllers to ask President Reagan for their jobs back mentioned.
REPORTER: Jim Cummins, Artist: Verna Sadock

Reporter(s):
Cummins,, Jim;
Hager, Robert;
Mudd, Roger
Duration:
00:03:10

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