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Air Traffic Controllers' Strike #518797

NBC Evening News for Friday, Aug 28, 1981
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(Studio) Justice Department reported seeking convictions against striking air traffic controllers; number fired noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Lafayette, IN) Findings of government study with regard to possible fraudulent claims of burnout by air traffic controller examined. [Economist John UMBECK - notes ease of faking stress.] Results of Umbeck's study outlined. [UMBECK - cites 1974 changes.] Response of striking controllers noted. [PATCO vice president Robert MEYER - denies fraud.] No. of controller disability claims said dropping; details given.
REPORTER: Jim Cummins

Cummins, Jim;
Mudd, Roger

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