EEOC Strikes Deal, 35-Year-Old Suit Continues

Law360, New York (May 9, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has reached a partial settlement with an ironworkers’ union over allegations that the union referred white workers to jobs more frequently than it referred their non-white counterparts.

U.S. District Judge Robert L. Carter signed off on an order approving the partial settlement on Tuesday.

Ironworkers Local Union No. 580 will put $800,000 towards resolving the EEOC’s claims that the union didn’t refer non-white journeyperson workers to jobs on a nondiscriminatory basis between September 1992 and August 2004. A journeyperson worker...
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