NBC Evening News for Saturday, Nov 26, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Connie Chung
(DC) General problems faced by organized labor examined; ongoing Brown and Sharpe machinists strike said longest industry strike in US. [AFL-CIO secretary-treas. Thomas DONAHUE - acknowledges unions are in weaker position due to high unemployment.] Greyhound strike issues outlined. [Greyhound striker Bud BURGEE - anticipates impact on lifestyle if wages are cut.] Drop in union mbrships. among steelworkers, auto workers and unions in general since 1976 graphed on screen, discussed. [US Chamber of Commerce spokesperson Richard LESHER - believes unions have priced themselves out of market] [DONAHUE - notes change in nation's attitude toward organized labor's accomplishments.] [Senator Carl LEVIN - claims Chrysler succeeded due to cooperation between management, union and government]
REPORTER: Irving R. Levine