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Graylan Ellis-Hagler and Roxbury construction workers picket construction site
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[Roxbury construction jobs]
Original Airdate: 12/21/1990

Length: 00:02:16
Item Type: newstape - edited story master

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Description : Abstract
Carolyn Sawyer reports that a group of unemployed laborers are picketing the construction site of the new Post Office in Dudley Square in Roxbury. Sawyer notes that the picketers are demanding that fifty percent of the laborers on the site be residents of the Roxbury community. Sawyer's report includes footage from a press conference held by the picketers at the site. Graylan Ellis-Hagler (Church of the United Community) says that the men will not go away with "crumbs." Picketers Ivan Singleton, James Gun, and Ron Nelson also speak out at the press conference. Sawyer reports that Stephen Coyle (Boston Redevelopment Authority) is trying to mediate the dispute. Coyle says that the community is legitimately concerned about the high rate of unemployment among residents. Coyle adds that he expects similar protests during upcoming construction projects. Sawyer reviews the agreement concerning minority participation in the construction project. Sawyer's report is accompanied by footage of the construction site.

Contributor : Reporter
Carolyn Sawyer
Format : Tape 7719   Barcode   Script is available.
3/4" cassette 106979 
VHS cassette 106957 
Betacam cassette 107233 
digital betacam cassette 107234 

Subject : Keywords
Affirmative action programs
African American religious leaders
African Americans - Employment
Construction industry
Employment policy

Subject : Personal Names
Coyle, Stephen
Ellis-Hagler, Graylan
Gun, James
Nelson, Ron
Sawyer, Carolyn
Singleton, Ivan

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA)

Subject : Geographic Locations
Roxbury (Boston, Mass.)

Type : Genre
News - Television

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