NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 02, 1969
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(Studio) Talks begin on black demands for more blacks in construction unions. 3-member panel supervises talks.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley
(Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) Construction workers back at work. Unions only 2% black. [Black Coalition Byrd BROWN - says qualified to work in craft union if you can work elsewhere.] [Black Coalition Nate SMITH - says qualified to work overseas to protect US.] [BROWN - says had to force shut-down to show we re sincere in effort.] Blacks want unions to admit qualified Negro journeymen now; want accelerated training program for semi-skilled workers, and apprentice training program for unskilled
REPORTER: Charles Quinn
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