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Railroad Strike #55859

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 27, 1978
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(Studio) Washington, DC negotiations to end railroad strike, for which government has imposed deadline, reported.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Details about talks given; issues involved noted. Brotherhood of Railway and Airline Clerks (BRAC) president Fred J. Kroll welcome of talks reported; his statement that Norfolk and Western has had no incentive to negotiate until now mentioned. Mutual aid benefits being received each day by N&W, repd. at talks by Vice President Joe Neikerk, outlined. [Labor Secretary Ray MARSHALL - discusses reason for government time limit on talks.] Possible government courses of action if talks fail detailed.
REPORTER: Bill Zimmerman

(Studio) Signs that strike is abating reported; evidence in Chicago, wit's halt to picketing at Chicago and Northwestern railroad and Burlington railroad commuter service from Union Station, noted. Effect of strike on auto industry detailed. Ford Motors' prediction of layoffs if strike not settled by Monday and call on President Carter to force strikers back to work stated.
REPORTER: Max Robinson (KTVI newstape)

Reynolds, Frank;
Robinson, Max;
Zimmerman, Bill

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