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New York City / Electricians Union Applicants' Wait #258509

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jun 26, 1978
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(Studio) Report on disproof of theory that people have become softened by welfare and don't want to work.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Report on long wait by people camping on New York City sidewalks to try to obtain applications to become apprentice electricians. [Ritchie DITIERI - states advantages of getting into union.] Limited applications and union policy of 1st come, 1st served noted. Applicants' activities while waiting for chance to apply described. [Ed McCORMICK - has met some great guys. If they've stayed long enough and are good enough, guesses they'll get jobs.] [Debbie ROSEN - needs job.] Details given about union selection process and about applicants finally getting in to fill out applications. [WOMAN - gives applicants instructions; wishes them luck.]
REPORTER: Jim Kilpatrick

Cronkite, Walter;
Kilpatrick, Jim

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