NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 14, 1984
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(Studio) Decertification of PATCO after President Reagan ended air traffic controllers strike recalled.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(DC) Efforts to organization new air traffic controllers union examined; extent of mvt. illustrated on screen. [Retired controller Ed STEVENS - feels union is still needed.] Working conditions of current controllers due to understaffing described. [Controller Tom FEATHERINGILL - feels controllers need 5-day work wk.] Recent near collisions involving overworked controllers described. PATCO mbrs.' complaints at time of strike listed on screen; similar complaints of current controllers cited. [Federal Aviation Administration administration Don. ENGEN - claims system is safe.]
REPORTER: Robert Hager
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