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Apple Pickers' Problems #500646

NBC Evening News for Friday, Sep 15, 1978
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(Studio) Govt.'s provision for apple pickers to be put up in Shenandoah Valley hotels in area where they aren't picking apples reported.

(Mt. Jackson, Virginia) No. of Puerto Rican apple pickers in Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and West Virginia who are without jobs because apple growers have already hired Jamaicans for picking noted. [Saul NIEVES - says Puerto Rico newspaper announcement said 2000 apple pickers needed.] Details given about situation; warning to apple growers from Labor Department and Puerto Rico government that they had to use American labor before hiring foreign labor stated. Reasons for growers hiring workers from Jamaica reported [Frederick Cnty., Virginia, Fruit Growers Association spokesperson Delmer ROBINSON - comments on situation.] Govt. hsing. and feeding of P.R. workers in area hotels until labor officials decide what to do cited.
REPORTER: Carole Simpson

Hart, John;
Simpson, Carole

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