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Air Traffic Strike / Portugal #73216

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Aug 16, 1981
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(Studio) Portuguese air traffic controllers boycott of service to American flights reported to begin tonight. Federal Aviation Administration said believing impact slight. Report on strike situation in United States introduced
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(DC) Robert Poli quoted with regard to growth of public sympathy for controllers. [POLI - says union does not consider strike over.] [Trans. Secretary Drew LEWIS - says government rebuilding system; considers situation a non-strike.] From CBS "Face the Nation" , [POLI - depends on rally of all United States labor in support of controllers.] Expectation of further international support for union by Poli noted. Reagan administration said to begin active recruitment of new controllers tomorrow, thinking PATCO soon to be

Donaldson, Sam

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