NBC Evening News for Friday, Mar 16, 1973
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(Studio) 2 men arrested for keeping 27 farm workers in virtual slavery in Florida.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Florida City, Florida) Farm workers found to be suffering from malnutrition. [Worker Joe WILLIAMS - says employer would beat workers who tried to escape camp. Was given $1.00 and pint wine per week for pay.] Camp is on tomato farm. Owner deals with labor contractors who hire and pay farm hands. [Owner George LYTTON - says doesn't intend to keep closer watch on contractors in future than did before.] Migrant farm worker conditions bad everywhere, but problem is ignored.
REPORTER: George Lewis
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