NBC Evening News for Friday, Sep 26, 1969
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(Studio) Labor Department meets with AFL-CIO construction union at United States Custom House to talk of black job discrimination.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(Chicago, Illinois) [Union representative Joe DUFFY - says let's not do anything to hurt our image.] Workers march to Civic Center Police go, too, Workers shout "no coalition." White housewives picket for black coalition. Wives and workers converse. Trouble breaks out when Reverend Jesse Jackson arrives. 4 workers arrested. [JACKSON - says workers threaten to override fed. policy. We're at breaking point. Black baby won't take any more "Yassir, boss." Won't be called boys and girls or take back seat. We'll die for what we believe in. ] Econ. sanctions against unions expected.
REPORTER: Bill Matney
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