NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 23, 1981
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(Studio) Efforts of organization, Black Econ. Survival, to pressure construction industry into hiring more minority workers noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(NYC) Demonstrations at construction sites throughout New York City in recent years recalled; details given, films shown. [Black Econ. Survival spokesperson Natalie DAVIS - threatens action.] Allegations of large-scale construction scheme to intimidate contractors into paying group leaders examined. [Bronx district attorney Mario MEROLA - notes links to organized crime he's discovered.] Vincent DiNapoli, identification by Justice Department as organized crime fig., said allegedly contact man with Black Econ. Survival spokesperson James Simms; details given. Davis' denial of link with organized crime and claim that Simms is no longer associated with the group outlined. [Michael BROWN - praises organization's effort to get him a job.] Dilemma faced by authorities in situation cited.
REPORTER: Willie Monroe