Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on June 26, 1963 · Page 11
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 11

Alton, Illinois
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Wednesday, June 26, 1963
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PAGE TWELVE ALTON EVENING TELEGF.APH WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 1963 In the North Lack of Good Jobs is Key to Negro Problem EDITOR'S NOTE—Job discrimination is one of the kry target? of Negro demons! rations in the North. Picketing and scuffling al ready have erupted in Philadel phia and New York. Negro lead ers are scheduling demonstrations in other Northern cities soon. Th Associated Press asked its correspondents to report on the problems and prospects in their areas. Here is a roundup of the picture in the North, based on these reports. By STANLEY MEISM3R WASHINGTON (AP) — Negroes have less chance than while to get a high-paying job in the North, but most employers and unions deny this stems from racial discrimination. Negro leaders generally con tend it does. In Chicago, for ex ample, they say that hardly any one downtown hires Negroes as office workers, store clerks, 01 sk'Hed craftsmen. "The I^oop of Chicago looks like a snowstorm at 5 o'clock," says Hainp McKinnry of the Urban League of Chicago, "with only here and there a little brown ^peck in it." But employers and unions say hat situations like this are not •fiused by racial discrimination, rhc'.v say tiicre aren't enough q'jal- I'ied Negroes to fill the jobs avail- ible. AP Survey Reports from Associated Press jureaus in New York, Phihdel- Ina. Los AngeU-s, Detroit. San Fiancisco and Chicago and from government agencies in Washington indicate a similar pattern. Negro charges of job discrimination have flamed into one of the most searing racial problems in the North, where almost half of America's 19 million Negroes live. Statistics show that Negroes in the North have a more difficult time than whites at getting jobs. But there is controversy over the cause. 'Many employers and unions 'lave antidiscrimination clauses in heir contracts. They say they lonor them. They say they would lire qualified Negroes, or take qualified Negroes into apprenticeship. But Negro leaders insist that ob discrimination blocks the way CHAIR 1 B -*j** ERKL ROCK Good Housekeeping * Full FOAM loose zippered T cushion ... * SOFT attached pillow back .. * Expanded FOAM Plasfic .. B » ^^^^^^_* ERKLINE SCO95 69 NOTHING DOWN— $1.50 each week or just add to your present account! ECLINER Good Houoolaeplng " •UAKANTm NOTHING DOWN— $1.50 each week or just add to your present account! FOAM rubber over springs in seat j * FOAM tufted attached pillow back in arms and footrest... expanded FOAM Plastic 6IBSON And 6OLTZ 417 E. BROADWAY s^^ ^ ALTON HO 5.5541 of the Negro in the North. Pickets and police clashed in Philadelphia and New York a fev weeks ago in the Negro struggle for more and better jobs. Berber Hill, labor secretary of the Na tional Association for the Ad vancement of Colored People, ha; threatened more demonstrations ii the doors of personnel offices ant union halls stay closed. The unemployment rate among Negroes is twice as righ as the unemployment rate among whites The Department of Labor reports that one out of every 10 Negro workers is out of a job. Poor Jobs The vast majority of those Ne groes who do jobs are working a the bottom of the heap. Their jobs usually are menial, low-paying, and the first eliminated when times get tough. Employers and unions do not dispute these facts. They simply refuse to accept any responsibility for it. For the record, almost all unions and most businesses in the North say they are against racial discrimination. "We have no Negroes in our union," says Romeo Jenson, business representative of the AFL- CfO Iron Workers Local 11 in Newark, N.J., "and the reason is, nobody has applied, to my knowledge. I don't believe in anv discrimination of any sort." Leaders of the AFL-CIO admit that the craft unions have dis- criminated against Negroes. At the same time, the leaders resen the current furore by Negroe? over the situation. The resentment stems from three basic beliefs oi the AFL-CIO leaders: 1. That the record of the AFL- CIO, on the whole, has favored the Negro. 2. That the AFL-CIO is doing the best it can to change the policies of its craft unions. 3. That the end of discrimination by the small craft unions would hardly improve the general job situation for Negroes. Nevertheless, the record remains to anger American Negroes: in all America, there are only 300 union-licensed Negro plumbers and electricians, far less nan the number of Negroes with doctorate degrees. Apprentices In Detroit last year, the Iron Workers Local trained 66 appren- ices, none Negro; the Plumbers jocal trained 128 apprentices, none Negro; the Sheetmetal Workers trained 159 apprentices, 7 Negro. The leaders of the craft unions, vhen pressed, will say that they vould allow Negroes into the apprentice programs if Negroes applied. But Negro youngsters, knowing lie record of the craft unions, arely bother to apply. Often they re too poor and unschooled to ecome apprentices even it the unions kicked away the barriers "What's the reason?" asks Philip A. Camponeschi, chief at torney of the Civil Rights Commis sion employment section." Close your eyes and stick out 10 fingers and you'll fine 10 reasons. You want me to say all these reasons mean discrimination. Sure, its discrimination. It's the story o: the Negro in America." And so the cycle goes on. Employers and unions says Negroes aren't qualified. Without union membership and without jobs, Negroes can't get the education and training to become qualified. The flurry of demonstrations during the last few weeks has spurred some action from unions, employers, and the government. The AFL-CIO has put pressure on craft unions to make room for Negro apprentices. President Kennedy has banned •acial discrimination on ronstruc- :ion projects paid for, in whole or FLAVOR CATS GO FOR... ALL CHICKEN A STRONGHEART PRODUCT Dorcas Society to Meet at Edwardsville EDWARDSVILLE — The Dor cas Society oi Trinity Lutheran Church will meet at 7:45 p.m. today at the church. Hospital News EDWARDSVILLE — Two area residents were admitted Tuesday part, by federal funds. The President, also has askec Congress to pass a massive vocational education program to train Negroes for higher paying jobs. Will these steps soften Northern Negro anger? Some experts fear the problem may not be solved for many years, for it takes time to train skilled workers and it :akes time to create incentive among young Negroes. 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