CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 26, 1979
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(Studio) Federal and state laws giving job preference to veterans mentioned. Claims from women that this is discriminatory stated. Supreme Court hearing of such case noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) [Massachusetts VEW commander Clifford OLSON - states support of job preference for vets.] Massachusetts laws with regard to preferential treatment of vets and Massachusetts women's complaints about losses in job opportunities outlined. Supreme Court reported to hear case of Helen Feeney, who lost to vets with lower promotion test scores than hers. [FEENEY - comments.] [Massachusetts assistant district attorney Thomas KILEY - comments.] Justices' apparent attitude toward Feeney case described. Difference in Massachusetts state law and those in other states with fed. government with regard to vet preference stated.
REPORTER: Fred Graham Artist: Arthur Lien
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