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Senate Group Hears Report on Elimination of Job Bias in New York

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Officials of the New York and Massachusetts anti-discrimination commissions today testified before a Senate labor-management sub-committee that these two states are carrying out F.E.F.C. almost entirely by persuasion although it is necessary to have enforcement powers.

Chairman Edward W. Edwards, of the New York Commission Against Discrimination, told the sub-committee that job discrimination still exists in New York but is being “steadily eliminated.” Edward S. Mckenney, of the Massachusetts F.E.P.C. commission said the experience in Massachusetts indicated that enforcement powers are needed but are seldom used.

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