NBC Evening News for Sunday, Sep 22, 1991
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Report introduced.
(Capitol: Henry Champ) Failure of Congressional programs designed to help workers hit by massive layoffs examined; case of closing of Julius Garfinckel and Company and resulting loss of benefits for its workers cited as an example of situation in which government programs, such as COBRA, WARN and EDWAA, do not apply to workers they were designed for. [Ex- employees Barbara DRESNER, Laila NASWARI - comment.] [Families USA Foundation Ron POLLACK - says Cobra legislation does not apply to Garfinckel case.] [Senator Howard METZENBAUM - criticizes practice of "creaming."] Need for retraining workers reiterated.
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