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NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 06, 1971
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(Studio) Ohio carpenters considering working for less money; Cleveland electricians working for less, had been pricing selves out of jobs.
REPORTER: Frank Mcgee

(Painesville, Ohio) Electricians waived $8.71 per hour minimum wage last January; now work on 1 or 2 family homes for $4 per hour [Builders Association Joseph MELCHIOR - feels opposition will come from Union Ldrship., not rank and file; unemployment approaching 50% in building trades around Cleveland.] Builders say if other Unions,,like carpenters, also work for less, costs of building house could be cut 10%; large Cleveland Unions opposed to cuts.

Davis, Lou;
Mcgee, Frank

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