Bernard N. Katz Oral History Interview (2 of 2) Edit

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2001OH11

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  • 2001-11-28 (Creation)
  • 1950 – 1980 (Event)

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  • 01:00:00 Length_hours (Whole)

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    Katz, an attorney for Chocolate Worker's Union, discusses in great detail the Lois Rainbow Smith case.  While employed by Hershey, Smith was asked to terminate employment  due to pregnancy. The case ended up going to the Supreme Court, where it overturned the Superior Court's ruling and was enforced as case law that pregnancy should not automatically  be a grounds for dismissal from the work place.  Katz also discusses representing Local 464 and the uniqueness of this union.  He discusses another case regarding cement, lime, and gypsum workers forced into mandatory retirement.  The union argued that an employee required to retire but willing to continue working was entitled to unemployment compensation.  The case did not have much effect on Local 464.

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