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Railroad Clerks Strike #55839

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 26, 1978
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(Studio) Halt to passenger and freight railroad service across country because of sympathy picketing by railroad clerks union against single railroad hdqtrd. in Virginia reported.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(Chicago, Illinois) Picketing at Louisville train yard of L&N railroad noted. Court orders won by most RR's to limit picketing reported Details about strike by Brother- hood of Railway and Airline Clerks against Norfolk and Western, nation's 2nd biggest coal hauler, given. Not affected by strike are Conrail and Amtrak in northe.; effects of strike on commuters in Chicago outlined. Effects on freight shipments from Los Angeles freight yards of Union Pacific and Santa Fe described. Other areas of concern with regard to shipments reported in agriculture areas near Des Moines, Iowa, and at General Motors Corporation assembly plant in Saint Louis. Concerns about coal shipments of Chicago Commonwealth Edison cited.
REPORTER: Matt Quinn

Reporter(s):
Quinn, Matt;
Robinson, Max
Duration:
00:02:00

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