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Walt Williams of the Contractors Association of Boston
[Construction jobs in Boston]
Original Airdate: 5/1/1989

Length: 00:02:52
Item Type: newstape - edited story master

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Description : Abstract
Jan von Mehren reports that the Central Artery/Third Tunnel construction project represents thousands of jobs over the next ten years. Von Mehren notes that Michael Dukakis (Governor of Massachusetts) has proposed an apprenticeship program in the building trades. She adds that half of the apprenticeships are slated for women and minorities. Von Mehren reports that Karen Hatch (Essex Tree and Landscaping Company) blames discrimination for keeping women out of the building trades in Boston. Von Mehren's report includes footage from interviews with Walt Williams (Head, Contractors Association of Boston) and Hatch. Williams says that the apprenticeships represent good opportunities for young people. Hatch talks about her experiences as a woman in the building trades. Von Mehren reports that Ray Flynn (Mayor of Boston) disputes union claims that there is a limited pool of eligible workers in Boston. She notes that critics accuse the union of excluding minorities. Von Mehren reports that unions hire only 10 to 15 percent of graduates from the building trades vocational programs in the Boston Public Schools. Von Mehren interviews Tom Giacchetto (Vocational Education Director, Boston Public Schools) who says that graduates from the program are well prepared for jobs in the building trades. Von Mehren's report includes footage of students in the wood shop at the Humphrey Occupational Resource Center and footage of construction workers at a construction site in Charlestown. This tape includes additional footage of students in the wood shop of the Humphrey Occupational Resource Center.

Contributor : Reporter
Jan von Mehren
Format : Tape 6480   Barcode   Script is available.
3/4" cassette 102968 
VHS cassette 105334 
Betacam cassette 79532 
digital betacam cassette 105357 

Subject : Keywords
Affirmative action programs
Central Artery/Tunnel Project
Construction industry
Humphrey Occupational Resource Center

Subject : Personal Names
Dukakis, Michael
Flynn, Raymond
Giacchetto, Tom
Hatch, Karen
von Mehren, Jan
Williams, Walt

Type : Genre
News - Television

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