...suit, filed in 1997, states that Westinghouse and fellow contractors Bechtel Savannah River Inc., Babcock & Wilcox Savannah River Co. and British Nuclear Fuels Ltd. Savannah River Corp. discriminated against black employees in awarding pay...
AIKEN -- A New York lawyer for black workers at Savannah River Site will state on national television Sunday that someone tried to kill him last June while he was building a case that claims the federal nuclear complex gave blacks jobs that exposed them to more radiation than whites.
A racial-discrimination lawsuit against some Savannah River Site contractors has attracted the attention of 60 Minutes.
They marched to support their side in a case that a federal court ultimately will decide. About 330 people marched through downtown Aiken on Saturday in support of a federal racial-discrimination lawsuit against four Savannah River Site contractors. The lawsuit accuses the site's top contractor, Westinghouse Savannah River Co., and subcontractors Bechtel Savannah River Inc., Babcock & Wilcox Savannah River Co. and British Nuclear Fuels Ltd. Savannah River Corp. of discriminating against black employees.
A federal judge will not reconsider her earlier decision to deny class-action status to a racial-discrimination lawsuit against four Savannah River Site contractors.
Some black Savannah River Site employees are asking a federal judge to reconsider her decision to deny class-action status to their lawsuit against their employers.
A federal judge has denied class-action status for a racial discrimination case against Savannah River Site contractors.
COLUMBIA -- A federal judge will rule within a month on whether to grant class-action status to a racial discrimination lawsuit against four Savannah River Site contractors.
The U.S. Department of Energy has spent about $2.5 million in taxpayers' money to pay legal fees for four Savannah River Site contractors fighting a racial discrimination lawsuit.
Dozens of black Savannah River Site employees have asked to join a lawsuit against four SRS contractors. About 80 employees asked the U.S. District Court in Aiken on Tuesday to add their names to a list of plaintiffs in the lawsuit, said Ivan D. Smith, a New York attorney representing the plaintiffs. Ten employees filed the suit October 1997. "We've been getting inundated with people who are coming forward to show support," Mr. Smith said during a telephone interview Tuesday. He said he expected a judge to decide whether to grant the employees' request within two weeks.