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  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • Donald F. Rodgers
  • Willie J. Usery
October 13, 1972
Conversation No. 797-12

Date: October 13, 1972
Time: 12:02 pm - 12:20 pm
Location: Oval Office


The President met with Donald F. Rodgers, Willie J. Usery, Jr., Harold T. Rigley, James Joy, Jr.,
Patrick Gallager, C.J. Luciano, and Valentine Murphy. The White House photographer and
members of the press were present at the beginning of the meeting.

Greetings and introductions
-New York

[Photograph session]

Utility Workers Union of America [UWUA]
-Canadians
-Democrats
-Murphy
-Central Labor Council-Boston
-American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations
[AFL-CIO]
-Presidential cuff links
-The President’s meeting at Waldorf Astoria
-Gifts for wives
-Endorsement of the President
-Union membership
-Minorities
-New York
-President’s appreciation
-Support from the President
-Goals of President
-Jobs
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Nov-03)

-Construction trades
-Nuclear industry
-San Clemente
-Environmentalists
-Fishing lakes
-Suit

[General conversation]

-The President's acquaintances
-Eugene McGovern
-Death
-1968 election
-Barry Griffin
-Consolidated Edison [Con Ed]
-Golf
-1966-67
-Construction
-Bernard E. Gallagher
-Retirement
-Golf balls
-Frank E. Fitzsimmons
-Executive Board
-George Meany
-Golf
-Puerto Rico
-Laurance S. Rockefeller
-Putting
-Ben Hogan
-Sam Snead
-The President’s game
-1972 election

UWUA
-Usery, Rodgers
-1972 campaign
-Usery
-Role in settling postal strikes
-Fitzsimmons
-California
-Airline strike
-Pilots
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Nov-03)

-Salary levels
-United Airlines
-Letters
-Pay Board
-The President's October 13, 1972 meeting
-International Brotherhood of Teamsters
-[Donald Cagle]
-Controversial decisions
-Executive salaries
-Terms of office
-Executive salaries
-Chase-Manhattan Bank
-Terms in office
-Constitutional changes
-Ferdinard E. Marcos
-Philippines
-Imelda Marcos

Gift presentations
-Cuff links
-Presidential seal
-Pins for wives
-Presidential seal
-Golf balls
-Photographs
-Copies
-Golf balls
-Presidential signature

Vietnam settlement

Rodgers et al left at 12:20 pm.
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