• Short Summary

    Unites States Labour leader George Meany, president of the AFL-CIO labour movement yesterday (19 August) issued the strongest challenge so far to President Nixon's 90-day economic freeze.

  • Description

    Unites States Labour leader George Meany, president of the AFL-CIO labour movement yesterday (19 August) issued the strongest challenge so far to President Nixon's 90-day economic freeze.

    Mr Meany stopped short of recommending defiance of lawful orders, but suggested that if members found they had suffered losses on contractual arrangements, they should regard them as nullified by the President of the United States and press for new negotiations at the earliest opportunity.

    In effect he was stating the price the Administration must expect to pay for the Labour movement's co-operation in the freeze -- guarantee that the unions will not lose any concessions gained in past negotiations.

    Mr Meany made his statement after a meeting in which labour leaders questions Labour Secretary Howardson and Budget Director Schultz.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6QC3LFVHWZH3HYU7JMTX08YS4
    Media URN:
    VLVA6QC3LFVHWZH3HYU7JMTX08YS4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/08/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment