• Short Summary

    The President of the Japanese Trade Union Congress, Minoru Takita, recently visited President Kennedy in Washington.

  • Description

    The President of the Japanese Trade Union Congress, Minoru Takita, recently visited President Kennedy in Washington. He presented his with a "good-luck" Lion's Head Mask, and discussed labour problems... In particular, a big problem has arisen over cheap Japanese garments and textiles imported into the United States.

    America's big garment-makers union, the Amalgamated Clothing Workers, has instructed its 385,000 members not to cut any Japanese cloth imported after May 1st.

    The ban follows a refusal by Japanese manufacturers to set a voluntary quota on shipments of men's and boy's suits to the United States.

    The Union claims that the American clothing industry - already one of the most competitive in the country - could not survive in competition with imported garments made by workers earning only 14 cents an hour.

    The average hourly wage in union clothing shops in the United States is 2 dollars - about 14 times higher.

    Meanwhile, shipments from Japan continued to be unloaded.... One such cargo was brought to New York harbour in the Japanese ship "Astoria Maru".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABYS50AS7MRLSTKS3SCMU531N3
    Media URN:
    VLVABYS50AS7MRLSTKS3SCMU531N3
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/03/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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