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Reagan and Labor #69585

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 02, 1981
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(Studio) President Reagan reported meeting with labor leaders in effort to arrive at better understanding of each other's needs.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) AFL-CIO leaders' meeting with Reagan examined. [White House spokesperson Robert BONITATI - outlines President's remarks to group.] [American Federal of Govt. Employees president Ken. BLAYLOCK, International Ladies Garment Workers Union president Sol CHAIKIN - criticize meeting] AFL-CIO president Lane Kirkland noted urging President to rehire fired air traffic controllers. [Edwin MEESE - reiterates Reagan's position on fired controllers.]
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(DC) Federal Aviation Administration administration J. Lynn Helms said acknowledging intense animosity between striking and nonstriking controllers. [HELMS - comments.] Federal Aviation Administration said reviewing cases of those controllers fired. [HELMS - wants assurance mistakes weren't made.] Possible political motive behind review mentioned.
REPORTER: Bettina Gregory

(Studio) Upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

Donaldson, Sam;
Gregory, Bettina;
Reynolds, Frank;
Robinson, Max

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