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Copper Mining / Arizona Strike / Plant Shutdown #535167

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Dec 29, 1984
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(Studio) Copper workers' strike against Phelps Dodge Corporation in Arizona mentioned. Non-union workers reported to have taken those jobs. Plans to close smelting plant now said threatening jobs of non-union workers while union workers still on strike.
REPORTER: Connie Chung

(Morenci, Arizona) Closing of smelting plant in Morenci, Arizona, noted; effects on communities of Clifton and Morenci examined. [MAN - comments.] Background of conflict in towns given. [Union official Primero MARTINEZ - comments.] [Copper mine superintendent Gene DUNHAM, Junior - says shutdown not reflection on current workers.] Environment restrictions said reason given by Phelps Dodge for shutdown. [2nd MAN - comments on potential violence; says even National Guard wouldn't be able to stop it.]
REPORTER: Noah Nelson

Chung, Connie;
Nelson, Noah

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