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Civil Rights Commission / Chicago Plan #206388

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 13, 1970
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(Studio) Civil Rights Commission says Chicago Plan to get more blacks in construction illustration administration civil rights shortcomings.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Chicago, Illinois) Plan 9 mos. old and failing; blacks get little training; 2 of 19 unions have ratified plan. [NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) labor secretary Herb~HILL - says Chicago Plan doesn't exist; unions resisting law.] [Chicago Building Trades Council Thomas MURRAY - says NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) ambitious, doesn't understand union problems; major problem economy] [Union MBR. - says came from South Dakota to help labor shortage.] [MBRS. - say unskilled blacks jeopardize job.] [Mayor Richard DALEY - says trying to pressure unions to accept plan.] [Assistant Labor Secretary Arthur A. FLETCHER - tells blacks to apply for jobs.] [Black Coalition A.L. DUNLAP - says doesn't take 4 years to train workers.] [Union MBRs. - say some good colored apprentices, must work up ladder.] Chicago labor shortage coming.
REPORTER: Murray Fromson

Cronkite, Walter;
Fromson, Murray

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