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Job Discrimination / Union and Black Protest #447517

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 23, 1969
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(Studio) Federal Govt. puts "Philadelphia Plan" in effect and orders contractors to hire fixed % of blacks. Unions and contractors object and call plan illegal.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) [Assistant Secretary Labor Arthur FLETCHER - says it's an economic problem, Nonwhites need plan to channel $ where needed. 1 way through employment and other through welfare.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) Building Trades Union at AFL-CIO meeting denounces quota system. 7 1/2% nonwhites in construction unions. Black pop, of United States 10-12%. HUD Undersecretary tells unions that % not enough.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Seattle, WA) Pickets halt work at college construction site. [Male PICKET - calls for closing project down.] Crowd wrecks equipment, 1 fight shown. Police arrest Il, $5,000 damage shown. Project closed for day. Union members walk off job rather than work with black trainees,
REPORTER: Bob Fall KING-TV

(NYC) Negro protesters block building construction for 3 mos. Harlem residents want housing instead of office building [MAN - tells of poor who said they wanted apts. instead of building] [2nd BLACK - says we'll be back every time we're arrested.] 8 arrested. Black crews begin work.
REPORTER: Art Rust, Junior

Reporter(s):
Brinkley, David;
Rust, Art
Duration:
00:05:30

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