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Alabama / German Builders / Bricklayers #493742

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, May 24, 1977
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(Studio) German firm builds plant in Alabama and brings in own bricklayers; local bricklayers upset.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Theodore, Alabama) West German firm builds plant in Theodore, Alabama; all but about 30 workers are American These 30 are German; details noted. Local bricklayers union takes issue. [Union spokesperson E.A. LEWIS - says his men can do work.] Company officials say American firms submitting bids for job couldn't give sufficient guarantees and building costs more now. Doesn't help American workers here; they want State Department to deny foreign workers visas while Americans available.
REPORTER: Kenley Jones

Reporter(s):
Brinkley, David;
Jones, Kenley
Duration:
00:01:40

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