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New Fair Employment Practice Bill Introdoced in House of Representatives

January 14, 1947
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Helen Gahagan Douglas, Democrat, of California, has introduced a bill to establish a permanent fair employment practices commission.

The bill prohibits discrimination in employment on grounds of “race, creed, color, national origin or ancestry, ” and would apply to all employers of six or more persons engaged in interstate commerce or holding government contracts. The measure would also apply to labor unions.

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