Barry: esset tate is proud of his 31 years at the social security administration but he and hundreds of other black male employees are part of a long standing employment dispute with the federal agency. The agency is missing out on the contributions of african american males at headquarters because of some ongoing perceived thought that it is an inferior group of people. Barry the battle is over : promotions and worker compensation.
Social security admitted no wrong doing in 2002 when it paid blackmail workers in a $6.3 million settlement with the equal employment opportunity commission. But civil right attorney cathy harris says the agency breached that initial agreement by not changing its policies and practices. The black men weren’t getting these increases. Barry attorneys for the african : american workers filed another complaint in 2007 with the eeoc.
Harris says in a 2016 response to the complaint, the agency cited social science research claiming — Blechman the sitter not performing as well at work because they come from disadvantaged black — backgrounds and went to not as good schools and grew up poorer. Barry: workers asked maryland congressman elijah cummings to intervene. Writing ssa continues a legal fight against it’s african american males, relying on overtly racist arguments to justify its actions.
This is a federal agency saying the statements about its employees. What do think about that? It is demoralizing and depressing. How can we try to drive that agency to some balance to invest its resources in service rather than continue to fight equal employment issues?
Barry the social security : administration will not comment on the pending complaint but does say it is committed to equal employment opportunity for all. And makes employment decisions, including promotions and awards, consistent with merit systems principles regardless of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation or any other non-merit factor.
Correct the problem, don’t deny there is a problem there. Barry still unsettled 10 years : later the workers are pushing to get it resolved soon. For the 11 news i team, i’m barry simms. Andre the office of congressman : cummings tells us, he can’t get involved. Policy dictates members of congress do not interfere with cases that are being litigated. And in a companion breach of settlement case, the eeoc ordered social security, to pay