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Seniority System / Layoffs / Women / Minorities #239183

CBS Evening News for Monday, Mar 24, 1975
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(Studio) Supreme Court agrees to hear Georgia court case, questioning employment's connection with seniority.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [General Motors WORKER - says he won't allow some woman to take his job, because he has 11 years seniority.] Most long-time union men believe in seniority. In many companies, women and minorities being laid off 1st because of their lack of seniority. Nationwide, 19.2% of all unemployed are women and minorities. Many "last hired, 1st fired" not accepting lot quietly. [Charlotte CASEY - explains women's gripe against seniority system.] In Morristown, New Jersey, union goes to court after federal judge told New Jersey Central Power and Light Company not to use seniority as basis for layoffs. [International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Ed SEMONEIT - expresses dissatisfaction with judge's ruling.]
REPORTER: Betty Ann Bowser

Bowser, Betty Ann;
Cronkite, Walter

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