The Supreme Court approved a federal district court’s order requiring a hiring goal and a timetable for the employment of minority workers as a remedy for a union’s past discrimination.
A federal district court found that a labor union had discriminated against nonwhite workers in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The court ordered the union to cease its discriminatory practices and to achieve a membership of 29 percent nonwhite workers, which would be equal to the percentage in the relevant labor pool. Speaking for a 6-3 majority, Justice William J. Brennan, Jr.,
Civil Rights Acts
Race and discrimination