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Longshoremen / Sex Discrimination #491514

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Nov 27, 1977
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(Studio) 3 women in Galveston, Texas, said suing Longshoremen's Union and stevedoring company for sexual discrimination. Denial of right to work on banana boats at issue.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(Galveston, Texas) [Dock foreman Lee OXLEY - claims women not strong enough to unload the boats.] Southern Stevedoring Company and local of Longshoremen's Union said sued. [Julia GARCIA - claims she showed she could handle the job.] [Union official Alex VARGAS - explains why women not on regular force.] Sylvia Cook named one woman bringing suit. Situation summarized.
REPORTER: Bob Dotson

Dotson, Bob;
Savitch, Jessica

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