In the early 1970s, with a grant from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Law Center designed an Employment Referral Project in which we screened potential discrimination cases and trained private attorneys to take them on. Starting in the late 1970s, the project brought a series of racial discrimination cases focusing on the steel industry in Pennsylvania.
Race Discrimination in the Steel Industry
New civil rights legislation in the 1960s provided new legal tools for minorities seeking equality in the workplace, but it soon became clear that change would not come on its own.
Staff on the Case