Army Corps Settlement The Army Corps of Engineers has agreed to give promotions to a group of black employees and pay 1 million dollars in compensatory damages to settle a racial-discrimination lawsuit. Sixteen deckhands on a Mississippi River dredge had charged they were subjected to racial slurs and denied promotions from seasonal to year-round employment. The settlement follows a Defense Department report this spring that was critical of the racial environment on the dredge. Peter Aronson reports from Memphis.
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Army Corps Settlement

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Army Corps Settlement

Army Corps Settlement

Army Corps Settlement

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The Army Corps of Engineers has agreed to give promotions to a group of black employees and pay 1 million dollars in compensatory damages to settle a racial-discrimination lawsuit. Sixteen deckhands on a Mississippi River dredge had charged they were subjected to racial slurs and denied promotions from seasonal to year-round employment. The settlement follows a Defense Department report this spring that was critical of the racial environment on the dredge. Peter Aronson reports from Memphis.