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Union Membership Decline #540455

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Oct 27, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: John Palmer

(Anaheim, California) AFL-CIO convention noted examining declining union membership in general [Workers Joseph PASSARELLA, Bill ROMAGER - explain opposing bringing union into Mason Company] [Owner Frank MASON - describes company's profit-sharing plan.] Wage increases for union and non-union workers compared on screen; impact of foreign competition on companies such as Cone Mills cited. [Mills employee Betty MULKI - notes longevity with company] Rel. between union membership and number jobs available explained. [WORKER - explains getting job.] Union membership since 1980 graphed on screen. [AFSCME president Gerald McENTEE - fears organized labor movement will become irrelevant.] AFL-CIO's analysis of situation detailed.
REPORTER: Irving R. Levine

Levine, Irving R.;
Palmer, John

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