NBC Evening News for Sunday, Sep 01, 1985
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(Studio) Representative Thomas O'Neill's response to President Reagan's promise to reduce budget deficit reported.
REPORTER: John Palmer
(DC) Federal budget deficit's relationship to United States workers' problems explained; scenes shown. [Steelworkers union spokesperson Paul RUSEN - wants President Reagan to protect United States steel industry from foreign imports.] Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Company's economy problems cited as example [Worker Bill SINES - notes salary cut under new contract.] No. jobs lost since 1980 in various fields listed on screen. [American Telephone and Telegraph (AT&T) WORKER - wants company to stop exporting jobs.] Drop in union membership since 1945 noted. [AFL-CIO president Lane KIRKLAND - acknowledges problems.]
REPORTER: Irving R. Levine