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Construction Jobs / Racial Conflict #442866

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 16, 1969
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(Studio) Slowdown in housing construction because of rising interest, prices, and wages. Racial conflict over jobs incrd. due to slowdown.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Seattle, WA) Film shown of September 23 incident in which blacks got violent at University Washington construction site. Projects closed and then reopened with court order for 42 blacks to be hired as trainees. White workers protest black trainee program. Some quit due to white attitudes, lack of training, or don't like the work. [Union Trainee Calvin AMERSON - says they don't want you. Look like they hate you.] [White APPRENTICE - says they don't have right to come in as journeyman when I have to serve 4 years as apprentice.] [White WORKER - says why don't they show us they can be hard workers?] [2nd WORKER - says I'm not working, but they are.] [3rd WORKER - says they want their cut off the top.] Drive to get more blacks in. [MAN - announces march on Capitol.]
REPORTER: Don Oliver

(Olympia, WA) March shown. They demand removing black trainees.
REPORTER: Don Oliver

Brinkley, David;
Oliver, Don

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