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Auto Industry / Layoffs #66238

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jun 27, 1980
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(Studio) Further layoffs at General Motors and Ford announced; union fund to soften layoffs said in trouble.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(DC) No. of unemployed UAW (United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America) members at Ford, Chrysler, General Motors listed on screen; mass unemployment said threatening to wipe out unions's supplemental income fund. Situation examined; case of unemployed auto worker Claude Lockett outlined as example [LOCKETT - comments.] Possible use of trade adjustment assistance (TRA) funds for workers such as Mike Serpetti discussed; use of TRA funds in 1976 recalled. Amt. needed from public for next 3 mos. of TRA noted on screen; Congress said expected to approve funding of TRA. Pol. aspect of situation noted.
REPORTER: James Walker

Jarriel, Tom;
Walker, James

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