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Special Assignment (Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel) #98514

ABC Evening News for Monday, Sep 02, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Steubenville, Ohio) Current crisis in United States steel industry due to labor-management disputes, as illustrated by Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel, examined. [Striker Jack CAGOT - notes valley's tenuous future.] [Wheeling-Pittsburgh president Dennis CARNEY - notes company's position.] Background to Wheeling-Pittsburgh dispute outlined, discussed. [Striker David RAGAN - defs. union demands.] [CARNEY - responds.] [Striker Rock COMISSO - notes family's history in mill.] [Negotiator Paul RUSEN - accuses company of union busting.] [COMISSO, Donna COMISSO - questions Carney's motives.] [CARNEY - responds.] [Shop owner Mike WIESBERG - notes local economy's decline as result of strike.] [MAN - agrees.] Outcome of Wheeling-Pittsburgh strike thought setting precedent for nation's steel industry as a whole. [CARNEY, RAGAN - comment on long-range impact of outcome.]
REPORTER: Jay Schadler

Jennings, Peter;
Schadler, Jay

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