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Labor Day / Meany / Rosalynn Carter / Michigan / Agriculture / 4-Day Week #55921

ABC Evening News for Monday, Sep 04, 1978
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(Studio) Americans' Labor Day activities described. AFL-CIO president George Meany's Labor Day address outlined. Beginning of political season on Labor Day noted. Mrs. Rosalynn Carter's campaigning in Texas reported.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(Garland, Texas) [MAN - says Texas is Carter country and today it's Rosalynn Carter cntry.] Carter's relations with Texas over issues like energy noted. Mrs. Carter's campaign stops in San Antonio, Dallas and Garland outlined. [Mrs. CARTER - states need for representatives with her to keep administration informed of people's needs.] President Carter's campaign schedule and incrd. time spent at work on issues like Mideast summit reported.
REPORTER: Ann Compton

(Studio) Report on annual Labor Day walk across Mackinac Bridge that connects upper and lower peninsulas of Michigan. Protests of American Agriculture Mvt. during parade, esp. with regard to foreign meat imports, noted.
REPORTER: Max Robinson (WXYZ newstape)

(Belcamp, MD) Examination of possibility of 4-day work week given. Andrew Moorer's situation at job in Greenwood, DE, given as example [MOORER - states views on shorter work week] Success of 4-day week at Penn Fibre Plant where poorer works noted as exception rather than rule; failure of experimental program at Bata Shoe Factory at Belcamp, MD, reported to be more frequent result. Bata's program said to have begun during Arab oil embargo. [Ind. relations manager Al KOTRAS - states reasons program was given up.] Employees' reactions stated. [Erica TAYLOR - likes 4-day week] [Claude SUITT - says there's not much difference.] Problems involved in shorter work week detailed; outlook cited.
REPORTER: Roger Peterson

Compton, Ann;
Peterson, Roger;
Robinson, Max

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