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    The union went to Jimmy Carter and asked for help getting a long-overdue raise and better, non-antiquated equipment and he ignored them, assuming that they'd support him in his bid for re-election no matter what.  Ronald Reagan sent them a warm and encouraging letter stating that for the union's support when he ran for President, they'd get everything they asked for--after all, hadn't he been the president of the Actor's Union?  They supported him, and he double-crossed them.

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