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Job Discrimination Meeting / Workers Protest #205685

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Sep 25, 1969
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(Studio) Construction workers protest.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Chicago, Illinois) 1000s workers block United States Custom House Not enough room inside for them to attend labor union meeting on black discrimination. Police unwilling to move men from door. Workers tell cops they took their side during conv., so why wouldn't they help workers? [Assistant Labor Secretary Arthur FLETCHER - says pace must be accelerated.] [Bldgs, Trade Council Thos, NADER - says we're concerned over lack of interest.] [WORKER - says we don't mind them getting in if they abide by laws.] [2nd WORKER - says don't want blacks from down S, to take our jobs.] As police escorting black group in, shots fired, and whites attack blacks, Violence breaks out. Some workers injured. Workers march on Civic Center and climb on Picasso statue.
REPORTER: Murray Fromson

Fromson, Murray;
Reasoner, Harry

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