NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 25, 1981
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(Studio) Reagan administration reported proposing cutback in federal regulations aimed at affirmative action programs to eliminate job discrimination.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(DC) Specifics of proposed changes examined. [Women's Legal Defense Fund spokesperson Donna LENHOFF, NOW president Eleanor SMEAL - criticize proposals.] [Labor Secretary Raymond DONOVAN - thinks changes will make affirmative action program more effective.] Admin. said planning similar regulations pertaining to employment of the handicapped and Vietnam vets.
REPORTER: Andrea Mitchell
(Boston, Massachusetts) Differing response from construction workers and their employers to proposed changes examined; federal project with Carter Pile Driving Company discussed as example [Company spokesperson Wendell CARTER - anticipates changes in business] Several of his employees named in report [Walter WILLIAMS - expects incrd. job discrimination.]
REPORTER: Lee McCarthy