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Labor's Response to Governor Dave Treen (1980)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1980-03-21

Duration: 00:08:47

Subjects: Labor | Louisiana AFL-CIO | Unions | Bussie, Victor V., 1919-2011 | Treen, David C., 1928-2009 | Bowland, Debra Russell | Louisiana. Department of Labor | RIGHT TO WORK | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1976 | Politics


  • George, Beth Host
  • Blome, Ron Host
  • Bowland, Debra Interviewer
  • Bussie, Victor Interviewee


This segment from the March 21, 1980, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on the response of organized labor to the first Republican administration since Reconstruction. This report includes: a speech by Governor Dave Treen at the Louisiana AFL-CIO convention; an interview with Debra Bowland, the new Secretary of the Department of Labor; an interview with Victor Bussie, the president of the Louisiana AFL-CIO; and highlights of the contentious debate over right to work during the 1976 session of the legislature. Host: Beth George Host: Ron Blome