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Computer and Home Workers #295162

CBS Evening News for Monday, Dec 03, 1984
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REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Madison, WI) Labor movement's concern over growing trend of companies to hire workers for computer work in their homes examined; Cindy Combs' job with Blue Cross/Blue Shield, J.C. Penney's catalogue service cited as exs. WI Physicians Service (WPS) use of home workers discussed. [WPS home workers Shirley TOKAI - likes arrangement.] [Union leader Susan ADAMS - believes companies abuse home workers by paying them less.] WPS office worker's salary and benefits compared on screen with those given home worker. [WPS spokesperson James LOCKERBIE - notes lack of same expenses incurred by home workers as those working outside the home.] AFL-CIO reported calling for regulation banning clerical work in the home. [Labor expert Harley SHAIKEN - fears electronic sweatshop in the future.]
REPORTER: Jane Bryant Quinn

Reporter(s):
Quinn, Jane Bryant;
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:03:20

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