It is a fight to level the playing field to be able to compete for jobs and careers on the basis of skills and make available apprentice training to all. In 1973 Al Percy launched a class action lawsuit to give workers like him a chance to better their lot in life. It would also ensure the availability of skilled workers to build the infrastructure of the future.
Who is Al Percy? What is the lawsuit?
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Case MDL No. 3011 Document 25-25 Filed 06/24/21 Page 1 of 9 Section 3.45. Executive Order No. 45: [Establishing Office of State..., 9 NY ADC 3.45 Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York Currentness Title 9. Executive Department Subtitle A. Governor's Office Chapter I. Executive Orders Part 3. Executive Orders (Hugh L. Carey) (Refs & Annos) 9 NYCRR 3.45 Section 3.45. Executive Order No. 45: [Establishing Office of State Contract Compliance] WHEREAS, it is the established policy of the State of New York to provide equal opportunity in employment and training for all persons without discrimination on account of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or marital status, and to promote the full realization of such equal opportunity through affirmative, continuing programs by contractors and their subcontractors in the performance of contracts with or for the State of New York, and WHEREAS, discrimination in employment by public contractors tends to decrease the pool of available labor and leads to labor strife, thereby adversely affecting the cost and progress of public contracts, and WHEREAS, in order to insure that the State of New York continue its leadership role in maximizing equal opportunity in employment for all its citizens, and WHEREAS, it is necessary and desirable that the State of New York provide an affirmative action program to implement and enforce such policies through contractual provisions of State contracts, NOW, THEREFORE, I, Hugh L. Carey, Governor of the State of New York, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and Laws of the State of New York, do hereby order as follows: Article I—Administration 1.1 There is hereby established in the Executive Department, Division of Human Rights, an Office of State Contract Compliance (OSCC) which, under the overall direction of the Commissioner of Human Rights, shall administer these provisions and coordinate implementation and enforcement of this Executive Order. 1.2 The Commissioner of Human Rights shall adopt such rules, regulations, guidelines, procedures, directives and affirmative action programs, and shall issue such orders, as he or she deems necessary and appropriate to effectuate the purposes hereof. 1.3 The OSCC shall have primary responsibility for enforcing the provisions of this Order. (a) The OSCC may delegate to State agencies any portion of its enforcement duties or functions whenever such delegation is deemed appropriate for proper administration of this Executive Order. © 2017 Thomson Reuters. No claim to original U.S. Government Works. 1