NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 12, 1985
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(Studio) Criticism of Walter Mondale during last year's presidential campaign for his relationship with labor recalled.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(DC) Support for Mondale by leaders of major government workers' unions recalled. [Letter Carriers Union spokesperson Vincent SOMBROTTO - endorses Mondale.] Govt. reported issuing ultimatum to Sombrotto, government employees union president Ken. Blaylock and postal workers union leader Moe Biller to resign government posts or face prosecution for alleged violation of Hatch Act; number years each union head has been on leave of absence from government jobs listed. [BILLER - accuses Reagan administration of continuing its anti-union activities with current maneuver.] [BLAYLOCK - agrees.] [SOMBROTTO - won't be intimidated.] Govt. personnel director K. William O'Connor reported responsible for decision; details given. Possible political ramifications for Reagan administration considered.
REPORTER: Carl Stern
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