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Union Settles Decades-Long Bias Suit With EEOC

Law360 (January 15, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A 36-year court battle is almost over after a federal judge approved a $6.2 million settlement between black and Hispanic sheet-metal workers and a union accused of entrenched discrimination.

The settlement, which will compensate minority members of the New York chapter of the Sheet Metal Workers International Association for lost wages between 1984 and 1991, partially resolves a race discrimination law suit brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in conjunction with city and state officials in 1971.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said in a...
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