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Special Segment (Labor Pains) #552107

NBC Evening News for Monday, Sep 01, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(NYC: Mike Jensen) Org. labor's demise in United States examined; TWA's termination of striking flight attendants such as Maria Shamay cited as example [SHAMAY - resents company's attitude.] Cases of Ron and R. J. Bergstrom, involved in Hormel strike in Minnesota, and grocery store clerks Stacey Fitzgerald and Kathy Loyce described. [Labor economy Audrey FREEDMAN - discusses workers' declining interest in union movement] [SHAMAY - describes current labor-management situation.] [R.J. BERGSTROM - attacks brother's refusal to strike.] [Ron BERGSTROM - defs. decision.] [LOYCE and FITZGERALD - criticize tier salary plan.] AFL-CIO's courting of membership described. [Prof. James MEDOFF - believes labor will recover.] [AFL-CIO president Lane KIRKLAND - cites inability to predict future.] NYC's cancellation of Labor Day parade due to lack of int. noted.

Brokaw, Tom;
Jensen, Mike

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