Thursday, February 28, 2008

NYC Parks Department Settles $21 Million Bias Suit

The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation (DPR) settled a class-action suit filed on behalf of 3,200 Black and Latino workers hired between 1997 and 2004 for $21 million. The lawyers got paid too because $9 million goes to them and $12 million goes to the workers for back pay and compensatory damages. That is only $3,750 per person. Not much for severe exposure to the sickness. And they waited nine years to get that grocery money. The mainstream environmental movement is much worse in terms of even hiring minorities because they simply do not hire Blacks. (Daily News 2/27/08)

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