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Ten O'Clock News; MWRA and unions

06/26/1989

Deborah Wang reports on a labor dispute concerning the Boston Harbor Cleanup project. Wang notes that labor have signed an agreement with the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA), in which the unions have promised not to strike if the MWRA agrees to hire only union workers for the project. Interview with John Cruz of J.B. Cruz Construction, who says that many minority businesses would like to bid on the project. Cruz can afford union wages but cannot afford union rules. He says that his business is more efficient because his workers are not unionized. Interview with Richard Fox of the MWRA), who says that the MWRA wants to avoid a work stoppage during the project. Interview with Joe Nigro of the Building Trades Council, who says that unions give workers good healthcare and pensions. Wang reports that Cruz and other non-union contractors may challenge the agreement in court. Following the edited story is additional b-roll footage of construction workers and construction sites.


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Series
Ten O'Clock News
Title

MWRA and unions

Series Description

NIGHTLY NEWS WITH CHRISTOPHER LYDON AND CARMEN FIELDS Began January 1976. Replaced evening news show EVENING COMPASS. Original host: Steve Nevas. Other anchors, Christopher Lydon (1977-91) and Gail Harris (1983). In 1980 - hour long. Ended in 1991.

(PREDECESSORS: Louis Lyons began news operations at WGBH in 1952. The News at 10 began in 1966. The Reporters premiered in 1970. The Evening Compass started in 1974.) Series release date: 1/1976

Duration

00:12:10

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Labor disputes
Construction industry
Employment policy
Labor
Labor unions
Construction workers
Employees
Locations
Boston (Mass.)
Genres
News Report
Topics
News
Contributors
Wang, Deborah (Reporter)
Citation
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; MWRA and unions,” 06/26/1989, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 3, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D93FBDF2F87345B09D298DEC3C11FCB2.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; MWRA and unions.” 06/26/1989. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 3, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D93FBDF2F87345B09D298DEC3C11FCB2>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; MWRA and unions. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D93FBDF2F87345B09D298DEC3C11FCB2
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