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AFL-CIO C.L.C.v. City of Cleveland Local Number International Association of Firefighters (93,)

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Local Number 93, International Association of Firefighters, AFL-CIO, C.L.C., et al.


City of Cleveland, on behalf of local officials

Petitioenrs' Claim

That the city of Cleveland and various local officials discriminated on the basis of race and national origin in the hiring, assignment, and promotion of firefighters within the Cleveland Fire Department.

Chief Lawyer for Petitioners

Edward R. Stege, Jr.

Chief Lawyer for Respondent

John D. Maddox

Justices for the Court

Harry A. Blackmun, William J. Brennan, Jr. (writing for the Court), Thurgood Marshall, Sandra Day O'Connor, Lewis F. Powell, Jr., John Paul Stevens

Justices Dissenting

Warren E. Burger, William H. Rehnquist, Byron R. White


Washington, D.C.

Date of Decision

25 February 1986


A court-approved settlement between the city of Cleveland and a group of minority firefighters which required a specific number of promotions for minority firefighters was declared as fair and reasonable to non-minority firefighters, even if it benefited individuals who had not been actual victims of the city's race discrimination.

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