CBS Evening News for Sunday, Nov 14, 1976
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(Studio) Communications Workers of American to file unfair labor practice suit against Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind. At issue are firings said motivated by organizing activities of some employees.
REPORTER: Morton Dean
(Chicago, Illinois) [DC's Columbia Lighthouse for Blind employee Cinda BROWN - cites need to earn minimum wage.] Background of pay situation given. At DC's Lighthouse for the Blind, [Union organizer Charles ANGEL - urges higher pay for blind workers to reduce public assistance.] Some workers resist organizing efforts due to fear of losing federal disability status. Employees at Chicago Lighthouse voted not to organize in election last July. [Pro-union fired teacher Dick MOHILL - speaks of low pay and lack of fringe benefits.] [Chicago Lighthouse worker Cora TUCKER - believes union should let the workers alone.] National Federal for Blind sponsors union concept. [President National Federation for Blind Kenneth JERNIGAN - poses pro-union argument.] [Executive director Chicago Lighthouse Fred McDONALD - poses company argument.] Reforms attributed to union organization efforts listed. Another shop election expected next July.
REPORTER: Jerry Landay
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