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Firefighters Local Union No. v. Stotts (1784 ) - Significance, Further Readings

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Petitioner

Firefighters Local Union No. 1784

Respondents

Carl W. Stotts, et al.

Petitioner's Claim

That a court-ordered injunction resulting in a layoff plan which protected African American employees from layoffs and took precedence over a previous policy of "first hired, last fired" was inappropriate.

Chief Lawyer for Petitioner

Richard B. Fields

Chief Lawyer for Respondents

Allen S. Blair

Justices for the Court

Warren E. Burger, Sandra Day O'Connor, Lewis F. Powell, Jr., William H. Rehnquist, John Paul Stevens, Byron R. White (writing for the Court)

Justices Dissenting

Harry A. Blackmun, William J. Brennan, Jr., Thurgood Marshall

Place

Washington, D.C.

Date of Decision

6 December 1983

Decision

That a court-ordered injunction against a policy which laid off those firefighters with least seniority before those with most seniority, in order to save the jobs of African American firefighters, was inappropriate.

Related Cases

  • Local 28 of Sheet Metal Workers International Association v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 478 U.S. 421 (1986).
  • Local Number 93, International Association of Firefighters v. City of Cleveland, 478 U.S. 501 (1986).
  • Johnson v. Transportation Agency of Santa Clara County, 480 U.S. 616 (1987).
  • Richmond v. J. A. Croson Co., 488 U.S. 469 (1989).
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over 5 years ago

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over 5 years ago

I thought you might like to know . . . You can listen and download the Firefighters theme song for free at www.Firefightersong.com

Please feel free to share this song with your Rank and File and use it at your events or on your website.


Musically,
George Dare
702-275-2800