The Justice department filed suit in a federal district court in charging several Alabama organizations with violating the civil rights Act of 1964.
1970 (Dec 11)
The Justice department filed suit in a federal district court in Alabama, charging the United States Steel Corporation, the United Steelworkers of America, the AFL-CIO, and twelve union locals with violations of the civil rights Act of 1964 which prohibits discrimination in employment. Three days later, the chairman of the board of U.S. Steel Corporation announced that the Justice department had demanded that the company allocate fifty percent of its office and clerical jobs in its Fairfield, Alabama, plant to Blacks within the next five years. The company was also to ensure that Blacks make up forty percent of all promoted to management positions in the next five years.