The Percy Program

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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Percy Program - Alternative Employment Practice EDNY 20-cv-06131

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Case 1:20-cv-06131-CLP Document 22-21 Filed 03/14/21 Page 4 of 64 PageID #: 2736 Case Management............................................................................................................................ 47 Utilization Management .................................................................................................................. 47 Medical Bill Processing ................................................................................................................... 47 Return to Work Program ................................................................................................................. 48 PERCY PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION ....................................................................................... 49 Administration ................................................................................................................................. 49 Implementation of Workers Compensation Insurance and Surety Bonding Programs ................... 50 STRATEGY, IMPLEMENTATION and GOALS ............................................................................. 53 Key Actions ..................................................................................................................................... 53 Key Actions-Employer ................................................................................................................. 53 Production of Business .................................................................................................................... 54 Underwriting .................................................................................................................................... 54 Reinsurance ..................................................................................................................................... 54 Claims Processing and Litigation .................................................................................................... 55 CORPORATE HISTORY and STRUCTURE ................................................................................... 57 History of the Percy Program .......................................................................................................... 57 Percy Jobs to Careers Corporation .................................................................................................. 59 Not-For-Profit Corporation .......................................................................................................... 59 Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3) Status ...................................................................................... 59 New York State Charitable Organization ..................................................................................... 59 Support Entities ............................................................................................................................... 59 Waterbury Workforce Ltd., Inc. ................................................................................................... 59 Oriska Insurance Company .......................................................................................................... 60 Waterbury Fidelity ....................................................................................................................... 60 Waterbury Square Holdings ......................................................................................................... 60 SUMMARY ........................................................................................................................................ 61 2 | P age

Case 1:20-cv-06131-CLP Document 22-21 Filed 03/14/21 Page 5 of 64 PageID #: 2737 PERCY JOBS TO CAREERS PROGRAM The Percy Jobs and Careers Program (the "Program") described in this document, a business model for more than 24 years, is called Percy in recognition of the class representative in the watershed case of Percy vs Brennan 384 F.Supp 800, who in 1974 sought and obtained an order of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, ordering and directing that persons in the Percy Class desiring meaningful and safe employment, be entitled to equal opportunity to obtain the skills to be safe on the job, protecting not only themselves but also co-workers. The Program addresses unlawful employment practices under the Civil Rights Act 42 U.S.C. §2000e- 2. The Plaintiff Percy demonstrates that there is a less discriminatory alternative employment practice available, in accordance with 42 U.S.C. §2000e-2(k)(1)(A)(ii) and §2000e-2(k)(1)(C) of the Civil Rights Act, and Definitions at 42 U.S.C. §2000d. The alternative employment practice of on-the-job apprentice training with related classroom instruction under the National Apprenticeship Act of 1937 (29 U.S.C. 50) is provided as a component of loss control and safety management within workers’ compensation coverage, coverage required by all employers. The Plaintiff Percy demonstrates that on-the-job apprentice training with related classroom instruction is a less discriminatory alternative employment practice, proven by statistical and other evidence warranting its adoption. Additionally, when an employer is federally funded, such an employer must comply with Presidential Executive Order 11246 and regulations requiring affirmative action for equal employment opportunity. Members of the Percy Class are beneficiaries identified in federally funding. Percy Jobs and Careers Corporation, a not-for-profit corporation incorporated in New York State has been issued a determination letter from the IRS, recognizing its tax-exempt status under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 501(c)(3) allowing donors to deduct contributions made to Percy Jobs and Careers Corporation as provided in IRC Section 170. Percy Jobs and Careers Corporation is also qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, legacies, devises, transfers, or gifts under IRC Sections 2055, 2106, and 2522. This Program contemplates conventional statutory workers compensation coverage to cover all workers using conventional workers compensation coverage from a New York State licensed property and casualty carrier. The Percy Program, as an Alternative Employment Practice, is funded by savings in workers’ compensation costs resulting from loss control, safety training, and safe work habits learned through registered apprenticeship, without extra cost to employers or need for public funding. An employer that is persuaded to adopt the alternative practice of on-the-job apprentice training and related classroom instruction, will directly benefit the Percy Class, addressing need for affirmative 3 | P age

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