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Ray Flynn proposes to increase the number of Boston residents working in Boston jobs
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[Boston jobs for Boston residents]
Original Airdate: 7/24/1986

Length: 00:03:14
Item Type: newstape - edited story master

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Description : Abstract
Christopher Lydon reports that Ray Flynn (Mayor of Boston) is requesting the creation of a Boston Employment Commission in order to boost the number of Boston residents working in Boston jobs. Lydon notes that the Flynn administration would like the Boston work force to be 10% female, 25% minority and 50% Boston residents. Lydon's report includes footage from an interview with Flynn about employment in Boston. Lydon reports that Flynn's proposed ordinance would change the demographics of the work force in the public and private sectors. Lydon notes that unions are opposed to Flynn's proposal. Lydon's report includes footage from an interview with James Kelly (Boston City Council). Kelly says that sanctions will be imposed unfairly on the construction industry. Lydon's report also includes footage from interviews with Mel King (candidate for US Representative) and Thomas Menino (Boston City Council). King says that sanctions are necessary to enforce the proposal. Menino says that some industries are hiring more Boston residents already. Lydon notes that critics believe that compliance with the ordinance would cost jobs. Lydon's report is accompanied by interviews with construction workers and white-collar workers about the proposed ordinance.

Contributor : Reporter
Hope Kelly
Christopher Lydon
Format : Tape 4536   Barcode   Script is available.
3/4" cassette 102126 
VHS cassette 103333 
Betacam cassette 103332 
digital betacam cassette 103331 

Subject : Keywords
Construction industry
Employment policy
Municipal government

Subject : Personal Names
Flynn, Raymond
Kelly, Hope
Kelly, James
King, Mel
Lydon, Christopher
Menino, Thomas

Type : Genre
News - Television

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