ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 09, 1981
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(Studio) President Reagan said okaying government employment for striking air traffic controllers, but not in civilian control towers.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel
(DC) [Drew LEWIS - comments on situation.] Striking controllers said eligible for employment in lower paying military jobs. Benefits noted. [Poor audio in this item.] Record of harassment of workers at time of strike said to bar reemployment. [Former Controller Thomas PESNICAK - calls offer meaningless gesture.] [PATCO President Robert POLI - calls it cruel hoax.] Teamsters reported saying Reagan decision right and fair. AFL-CIO said disappointed.
REPORTER: Mike von Fremd
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