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Duluth Passes Ordinance Outla Wing Discrimination in Employment

February 9, 1955
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The city council of Duluth has passed a Fair Employment Practices ordinance which will take effect within 30 days. The vote within the council was four to one. Representatives of Jewish community organizations had pressed for passage of the measure.

Under the terms of the ordinance, Duluth’s Mayor George D. Johnson will appoint a five-member commission to hear complaints of violations and to prosecute valid cases. The ordinance outlaws job discrimination by employers, employment agencies and labor unions under penalty of fine and imprisonment.

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