ABC Evening News for Monday, Oct 10, 1983
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(Studio) Continental and Eastern airlines noted among those blaming government deregulation for their current economy problems.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(DC) Deregulation's impact on airline industry examined. [Former Civil Aeronautics Board chairperson Alfred KAHN - defs. deregulation.] Effect of increased competition on major lines described; labor problems faced by major airlines as result of deregulation and not applicable to new, smaller lines, explained, outlined on screen. Continental Airlines' case cited as example; details given. [Continental flight attendant Karen BRAMLETT - claims she would make considerably less under Continental's bankruptcy reorg.] Org. labor noted accusing Continental of using bankruptcy as ruse to bust unions. [Air Line Pilots Association president Henry DUFFY - claims unions will unite to reinstate regulation.] [International Association of Machinists spokesperson William WINPISINGER - agrees.] Losses and profits for major airlines in recent months listed on screen. [Civil Aeronautics Board chairperson Dan McKINNON - calls for competitive airline industry; notes public's support for deregulation.]
REPORTER: Bettina Gregory