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Focus (Recession-Proof Workers) #572496

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Nov 24, 1990
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: Bill Lagattuta) Group of American workers who are protected by their union contracts examined; case of laid-off auto worker Art Rodriguez, who is making 95 percent of his salary while GM plant he worked at is shut down cited. [RODRIGUEZ - comments.] Unions' recession-proof contracts for skilled workers outlined. [Labor economist David LEWIN - says companies want a recallable work force.] [AFL-CIO John ZALUSKY - says today's workers need continual retraining.] [Laid-off worker Eric SESAKI - hopes economy will change back around.] Finances of unemployment supplements and future of these contracts explained.

Lagattuta, Bill;
Utley, Garrick

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