[Roxbury construction jobs]
Original Airdate: 12/21/1990
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
Subject : Keywords
Affirmative action programs
African American religious leaders
African Americans - Employment
Subject : Personal Names
Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA)
Subject : Geographic Locations
Roxbury (Boston, Mass.)
Type : Genre
News - Television
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