NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 14, 1983
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REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Hardwick, VT) Labor Department ban on factory work performed in home recalled originally aimed at preventing exploitation of illegal aliens; Labor Secretary Raymond Donovan noted lifting ban for such cottage inds. as making sweaters. [Emma PUDBA, Virginia and Roland GRAY - comment on their home work, econs. involved.] International Ladies Garment Workers Union noted suing to have ban reinstated; impact on Vermont cottage industry workers examined. [Union attorney Max ZEMING - regrets situation.] [Wholesaler David PUTNAM - illustrates capriciousness of rule.] [Virginia GRAY - will do what she wants in her own home.] Vermont knitters said committed to appealing ruling. [PUDBA - feels such work is constitutional right.]
REPORTER: Fred Briggs
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