LABOR: Yankee Discrimination

The Connecticut Commission on Civil Rights ordered Hartford Local 35 of the powerful International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (A.F.L.) to admit two Negroes who had applied for membership.

Pointing out that no Negroes had ever been admitted to the union, the commission said: "The union has given preference to sons and other relatives of members. The inbreeding which such nepotism nurtures may discriminate against some white persons, but Negroes are thereby excluded from membership absolutely."


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