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Business & Industrial Coordinating Council held on 

Repor: of the 
Monday, October Bi 1970 - Vail Hall, N.J. Bell Telephone Co., 540 Broad Street 

Newark, New J 
Marshall Wolf - Co-Chairman 

James S. Henderson, Jr. 
William Wilson 

John A. Griffith 
Durecia Watley 

ice Hunt 
Anthony DiUbaldi 
Gustav Heningburg 
Rev. E A. Stulb 

Kemeth i Donaldson 
John S. Clarkson 

Stanley E. Terrell 
Jachll Mayer 

iliam A. Mercer 
Talmadge Mercer 

National Newark & Essex Bank 

Essex County Welfare 


Urban Coalition 

A3: Rehabilitation Comission 

Division EA Welfare - Newark 
Meet Citi 

Banberger's - Newark 
Mt. Carmel Guild 
Mt. Carmel Guild 
Project Equality 


Sell Telephone 
Ottis Elevator 

Asphalt Workers Union 
Rutgers University 
Newark NAACP 
Downtowner Motor Inn 


Public Service Electric § Gas 
Newark Tea 

Metropolitan pec Hein 
Newark Board of Educ: 

Urban Coalition 

Blessed Sacrament Church - Newark 
Weston Perry inc. 

Firemans Fund of America 

Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Co. 
Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Co. 

Hahne ncs 
Rutgers - Student 

N.J. Division of Civil Rights 
Urban League 

State Training & Employment Service 


Newark Public Library 

Frank Briscoe 

Met. Unified Methodist Ministry 
Eastern Personnel Associates, Inc. 

Newark Star Ledger 
Fidelity Union Trust 

Western Electric - Kearny 

American Je 

- Velaro Rights Onati 

Newark Corporation Counsel 

National Information Center Inc. 
Public Service Gas & Electric Co. 

cont'd. : 
Marly-Dunsmore Council. of Social Agencies 
Richard Proctor Model Cities : e 
Joe Ford Jr. R.C.. 
Art Weddington Urban League of Essex County 
Lou Riley Federal Aviation Administration 
Earl Williams N.RD. I, 
Harold Hodes i NHR. 
ard Freeman Project Equality 
Hortense Carey Newark Welfare 
—Julius Foster x Western Electric ; Newark e 
Emest Bridges General Electric 
C. Mitchell. isi Spectator 
rry L. Wheeler City Hall í 
[ S.E.E.D. 
Carol Flores : Rutgers University 

Meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by co-cheirman Marshall Wolf, with self intro- 
duction of all present. 

A brief presentation was-given by Miss Carol Flores of Rutgers, Commmity Day Care 
Center, a project abandoned after the death of its founder Mr. James Tate. The students 
feeling the need: for the project, revitalized it. It will take. care of-some 30+ child- 

belonging primarily to Rutger students, and will be located in the House of Prayer 
Chuzci, 407 Broad Street. The center is searching for a teacher experienced in nursery 
school training, and is also asking for any assistance, financial or otherwise, which 
would be greatly appreciated. 

None of the BICC committee's made a report, however, Mr. Birmingham, treasurer, inform- 
ed the menbership he would submit his financial statement in the next fifteen days. 

Mr. Partenheincr informed the membership of a very nice letter of resignation received 
from Jtidge Irvin Pooker, former legal counsel for BICC. He also reminded the business 
comunity to send in their U.C.F. pledges. 

It was also announced that Mrs. Ruth MCClain was recuperating from a minor illness į 
Presbyterian Hospital. Mr. Wolf also introduced Ralph Grebow, new legal counsel fol 
BICC. Mr. Grebow is affiliated with Riker, Danzig, Scherer & Brown. 

After 4 brief summation on BICC's 6 year relationship with the Urban League, and ex- 
pressing hopes for its continuance, Mr. Wolf introduced the Leagues new Executive 
Director, and guest speaker, Mr. Earl Phillips. , 

PHILLIPS: Mr. Phillips providéd the @ 
T tho Urban Le 


and orgmnization-l programs are, at stand stills, overlapping one another, and con- 
stantly duplicating. 

Mr. Phillips said that the Urban League has plans to plug into every existing organi- 
zation in the city. To know who they are, and what are al it, and how the 
Urban League can help them help the people who are looking to be served. He says the 
League has been the most meaningful, outspoken organization in the city, and does not 
intend to take à back seat on any issues that effect the Black and Puerto Rican popu 

bigger ’s 

The League's 3 main objectives will be (1) working together with. ali-organizations 
i 5; In dealing with heih 

(2) not be a duplicating organization (3) institutional changes: 
e is developing a county wide health, information and referral center. 


There will also be sone institutional changes. Unique new prograns will be started. 
t of one; another, self supporting, end carrying its own weight. They 
wail hav leve their cm budgets, so if one fails to work out the others can continue to 
league is asking for an . operational budget of $800,000. Mr. Phillips informed the 
business commmity that it has got to recognize its got to assume a great deal of the 
responsibility, net only in big operations. but small operations toot He told the 
membership that the league will help in everyway it can for achievement and 
plishnent, and asked for support in any endeavor. If need be, he assured the audience , 
they will picket to get things done, or negotiate around the ‘table. He hopes in 
months t the businessmen and the community will be honest as they can. Not to 
say one thing, ond do another, but to react and Aot p with words. 
The Urban League will be doing lots of different things in education, housing & welfare 
and will also revamp its magazine. The League has an office (housing) in East Orange, 
an education office in Montclair, and also an office in Jersey City. Mr. Phillips 
also told.of a program to be called the National Congress of Minority Students; where 
students from ell cvor the county would be brought together, to, spend days hopefully 
at Rutgers, exposing then to the urban problems, and concerns of the white community. 

Mr. Phillips sees the League as new, growing, and being a part of everything. He wishes 
every organization and corporation the best of luck in the travel up hill, and hopes 
we can all come to the top together. 

Mr, Wolf thanked Mr, Phillips for his presentation assuring him that BICC would co- 
ooperate in everywiy, with jobs and use of the computer matching program. He also 
gave him en opcm invitation to attend the general end executive meetings 

Mr. Wolf asked John Clarkson co-chairman o; commmity relations committee to brief 
the membership on. the accomplishnents wick che Building, Trades. 


CLARKSON: Mr, Clark; said. as we all know, it has been very hard for members of the 
minority groups to get into construction trade unions as journey 

And only a fair amount of progress has been Mr. Boningburg have attended 

Clarkson said there is a need to get more clout into achieving our objective. That the 
BICC comittee wil have to call on nore groups to help provide the clout. He hopes 
to have something of a move objective nature to report at the next meting. He also 
said this e very seukitivo matter 

STEWART: Mr. Stewart pres ed how the G.N.A.A.C. got started, and what its objectives 
were. It consists of 6 organizations, who camo together accidentally because they 

and finally out of the last meeting came a little daylight. The utra Newark Air- 
Vert Action Comittee has the support from many of the churchs, the city of Newark, 
businessmen and agencies. Mr. Stewart says the over all phylosophy of GNAAC.i: 

NSE we're goingite rebuild Neverk ‘end the comumiey. at's Bo TC QNI a o 
leave anyone out of the planning implementation or control. 

HEN B first encounter with the Building Trades came in 1963 over Barringer 
High School, then came the Newark-Rutgers confrontation, a law suit grew out of that, 
me Medical Schot dispute, the riot, the development of a review council, out of tho 
Med School issue, meetings were had with 2 governors, 9 cabinet officers, 2 sets of 
city councils, and m 10 progress has been made. Records show in 1970, that we are not 
making anymore progress in Building Trades then we were making in 1963. In fact we 
are going backwards. The results have been the racial make-up in Building Trades have 

Mr. Heningburg said the only alternative left is to stop the construction, and because 
no one group has been able to deal with the problem effectively, the unanimous re- 
sponse from all was to deal with the problem as a 

Some of the creas of concern. are (1) presence of minority workers on both construc- 
tions (2) opportunity for minority businessmen to bid on Gateway mall space and con- 
sumer Service area at the Airport. (5) Opportunity for minority businessmen to bid on 
invisible contracts, such as maintenance, security, hauling of garbage, etc. (4) and 
the employment policies of the tenants of both constructions. 


teway and Port Authority have been very cooperative in furnishing information on 
Seir projects. Mr. Heningburg also feels that there has been no deliberste effort to 
exclude minority from op-ortunities in construction, but, there is a deliberat 
effort in Building Trades. 
Mr, Hemingburg stated 2 alternativos, and said they reflected the attitude of all in 
volved. (1) either the builders stop the construction (2) or the conmmity stops the 
WOLF: Mr. Heningburg can anything more be done legally? 

PENINGURG: Legal remedies have been tested and failed. The only other legal ( } 
is an injunction calling for the shutting dow of the constructions 

QUESTION: How about executive order? 

HENINGBURG: That again puts the burdon on the back of the contractors and not the 
unions. This is why it has not worked so far. 

^ QUESTION: Has there been any other support from other sources like the business com- 
HENINGBÜRG: No not a measural degree of assistance. 

WOODRUFF: Has tinish or Rodino offered to do anything? 
HENINGBURG: No effort has been made to my knowledge. 

QUESTION: Ts it possible to put a full page ad in the newspaper pointing the finger 
t who's being attached 

HENINGBURG: Yes it is possible but very expensive, it would cost about $3,000. 
Mr. Wolf introduced the next guest speaker, Mr. Andre Briod, public relations manager 
of Food Fair Properties Inc. e 

Me. Briod informed the nenbership, that he was mot appearing as an adviso 
he could not speak f. . He said he could provide information 

How things were going to be worked out, Mr. Briod said, is a very difficult problem. 
He told the membership that Gateway Management is the developer not the contractor, 

and that they are only one element in all of this. Mr. Briod said Gateway would mean, 
jobs, in excess of the 5,000 mark in tho 3 main buildings now under construction, :- 
would mean more opportunities for more people. The job levels would have to be dete! 
mined by the tenants. (1) Gateway means jobs. (2) It will provide income to y, 
and if used wisely will enable the city to do a better job in schools, and social ser- 
vices. When the first and second sections are completed , these properties will re- 
turn an excess of one million or more in taxes, which can in turn be used for better 
social service , schools, etc. 

PINCKNEY: Who is the prime owner of Gateway? I've heard that Western Electric is an 

BRIOD: Western Electric is a tenant, and has nothing to do with the ownership. Food 
Fair Properties Inc. is the principle developer and majority omer. 

WOODRUFF: What does Gene Genola own? He use to be one of Addonizio's boys. 

BRIOD: Genola of Asbury Park is a builder and developer, and has a minority 0 
I don't know anything about the political part of it. 

PHILLIPS: What kinds of jobs are going to be available for people in Newark? 

ze No 

BRIOD: These jobs will not only be for people in Newark but for all people. 

e PHILLIPS: Just what kind of jobs are you talking about? 
BRIOD; Skilled, professional, chanbermaids, cleaning, Lawyers, brokers, businessmen, 
retailers, etc. You can ask Western Electric, who will be occupying the most 
space, and will need the largest amount of employees. 

e GRAYSON: Who is responsible for who the tenants are going to be, and which minority 
Tuns the coffee shop or the newsstand? 

BRIOD: Food Fair has a rental agent in Newark, namely Feist & Feist, 

MrsAQolf thanked Mr. Briod for his presentation and introduced Mr. Orren Kahnt, General 
Manager of the Downtowner Motel. 

KANT: 1 am the General Manager of the Downtowner, and take my orders:from Mr. Krans- 
i . We 

WOLF: How many people are you planning to hire in the next 2 weeks? 

KAINT: We have roughly a staff of 20 already. We will hire about 100-130 people in the 
next 2 weeks. Hiring will begin around the 15th through the 25th of the month. 
e On our basic property there will be 260 rooms, 2 taverns, and 2 restaurante. 
QUESTION: Are all the concessions gone? 

KAHNT: We have nothing to do with concessions, rooms, food and drink only. 

PHILLIPS: Are all the top administrative positions taken? Answer: Yes. 
[n a p Tight now, how many are' Black? Ans: 4 or 5. 

Mr. Phillips: Is your assistant manager Black? 

MR. KANT: No. But we do have a Black coffee shop manager. 

MR PHILLIPS: Is your night manager Black? Ans: No. he hasn't been hired: yet. 

WOODRUFF: What concessions do you have? 

MR. KANT: None. Everything except food and drink is being handled by the rental agent. 

WOLF: Obes to see some action, and informed the membership they will be hearing 
more from the Gateway Newark Airport Action Committee. 

ROCTOR: Commended Mr. Stewart, Mr. Wolf and Mr. Heningburg for the program, and re- 
irked that more of us who are BICC members should get behind this and give sone help. 
Mr, ‘tor volunteered his services and said the employment committee should also be 
involved in this venture. 

Meeting adjourned at 8:20 p. 

Respectfully submitted by: 
© Barbara Parker - Sec.