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Vietnam Refugees / Work Conditions #39202

ABC Evening News for Friday, Aug 08, 1975
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(Studio) Report on 9 Vietnam refugees who went from Arkansas to Ohio to Georgia.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Fort Chaffee, Arkansas) Refugees left for Ohio in late June-early July.
REPORTER: Charles Gibson

(Dayton, Ohio) Unknown to sponsoring agencies, the intention was to send group to Golden Dragon restaurant in Georgia.
REPORTER: Charles Gibson

(Macon, Georgia) Refugees told they'd be paid $175 month and $300 month Woman paid $2 day for 33 days. Boys got $6.66 day for 32 days. [HANG MUOI - says only paid $100 for boys work.] They worked 13 hrs. day, 6 of 7 days week Vuong Vinh Quang and brother went back to Fort Chaffee after 2 days. [QUANG - says told I'd get $50 month in training period. Worked 11 hrs. day and slept on floor.] [Restaurant owner David SHEK - says they expect too much from sponsor.] Agencies investigating didn't find sufficient cause to prosecute.
REPORTER: Charles Gibson

(Fort Chaffee, Arkansas) Agencies now check sponsors more closely.
REPORTER: Charles Gibson

(Macon, Georgia) [SHEK - says they were fairly treated.]
REPORTER: Charles Gibson

Gibson, Charles;
Reasoner, Harry

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