CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jul 28, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Jacksonville, Florida) Exploitation of diehard unemployed found at soup kitchens by farmers seeking cheap labor examined. [Videotape of farm SPOKESPERSON - tells workers how much they can earn daily picking fruit.] [Trinity Mission spokesperson Roy GOULD - accuses farm representative Henry Clayton of enticing unemployed with alcohol.] Reality of wages received by workers recruited by crew chiefs contracting out to farmers detailed. [Henry MANGUM, James SHUSTER - cite charges crew chief deducted from their wages.] [Daily Bread Mission spokesperson Charles PARKHOUSE - equates situation with slavery.] [Migrant Farm Workers Association spokesperson Thorn MYERS - notes alcoholics are recruited only in agriculture industry] Henchmens' use of violence to keep workers in labor camps noted. [Worker Anthony NIBLACK - describes situation.] No. farm slavery convictions won by Justice Department recently noted; details given. [Crew chief Ike PASSMORE - denies allegations; blames charges on lazy workers.] [Farmer James BARDIN - claims such workers are essential to agriculture industry] [GOULD and FARMERS - argue.]
REPORTER: Wyatt Andrews