CBS Evening News for Sunday, Apr 18, 1976
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(Studio) Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) may be probed by Civil Service Commission with regard to management problems. Director resigned last week; EEOC is in turmoil.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer
(Memphis, Tennessee) In 1975, less than 1/2 of 1% of workers at average government agency filed job discrimination complaints with EEOC. EEOC workers have filed against their own agency; yearly figures compared. Case of ex-EEOC worker, Lackey Rowe, noted. [ROWE - cites discrimination against him.] [Memphis EEOC director Charles DIXON - says Rowe didn't work.] [EEOC worker Fred CRAVENS - says he's seen EEOC -lose good workers.] [EEOC senior commissioner Colstom LEWIS - says blacks needed EEOC's protection, other minorities did not.] [Ex-EEOC worker Matthew WARBONNET - explains problem with fed. agencies.] EEOC accused of not doing what it demands of other employers. In Atlanta, Georgia, 70% of district workers are black. Charged that EEOC running away from Washington, DC complaints by moving headquarters to Richmond, Virginia.
REPORTER: Steve Young
(New York) EEOC Chairperson Lowell West Perry resigned last week Vice-chairperson refuses interview. Workers in field offices afraid to talk against EEOC.
REPORTER: Steve Young
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