White Firefighters to Get $3.5 Million
Chicago Tribune, Dec. 17, 2005
CHICAGO — A federal jury Friday awarded a total of about $3.5 million to six white Chicago firefighters who said they lost out on key promotions due to the city’s affirmative action plan.
The firefighters said their high scores on a 1986 lieutenant’s exam should have paved the way for future promotions and better pay and benefits.
But the city’s affirmative action practices slowed their progress, they argued.
(Posted on December 19, 2005)
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