Revised Philadelphia Plan
The Revised Philadelphia Plan required government contractors in Philadelphia to hire minority workers, under the authority of Executive Order 11246. Department of Labor Assistant Secretary for Wage and Labor Standards Arthur Fletcher implemented the Revised Philadelphia Plan in 1969, based on an earlier plan developed in 1967 by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance and the Philadelphia Federal Executive Board. The plan required federal contractors to meet certain goals for the hiring of African American employees by specific dates in order to combat institutionalized discrimination on the part of specific skilled building trades unions. The plan was quickly extended to other cities. In 1971, the Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal from the Third Circuit's decision in the case of Contractors' Association of Eastern Pennsylvania v. Shultz, et al., in effect upholding the Revised Philadelphia Plan.
- "442 F2d 159 Contractors Association of Eastern Pennsylvania v. Secretary of Labor". OpenJurist.org. April 22, 1971. Retrieved 2012-02-07.
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