556 F.2d 758 (5th Cir. 1977), 75-2201, Myers v. Gilman Paper Corp.

Docket Nº:75-2201.
Citation:556 F.2d 758
Party Name:Dec. P 7750 Elmo V. MYERS et al., Plaintiffs-Appellees, v. GILMAN PAPER CORPORATION, Defendant-Appellee, v. INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MACHINISTS AND AEROSPACE WORKERS (AFL-CIO), et al., Defendants-Appellants.
Case Date:July 29, 1977
Court:United States Courts of Appeals, Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
 
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556 F.2d 758 (5th Cir. 1977)

Dec. P 7750

Elmo V. MYERS et al., Plaintiffs-Appellees,

v.

GILMAN PAPER CORPORATION, Defendant-Appellee,

v.

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MACHINISTS AND AEROSPACE

WORKERS (AFL-CIO), et al., Defendants-Appellants.

No. 75-2201.

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

July 29, 1977

        Certiorari Dismissed Aug. 29, 1977.

        See 97 S.Ct. 28.

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        J. R. Goldthwaite, Jr., Atlanta, Ga., Louis P. Poulton, Plato E. Papps, Washington, D. C., for IAM, etc.

        Jerome A. Cooper, John C. Falkenberry, Birmingham, Ala., for L.741, IBEW.

        James E. McAleer, Jr., Savannah, Ga., Michael H. Gottesman, Frank Petramalo, Jr., Washington, D. C., Benjamin Wyle, New York City, for UPIU.

        Louis Sherman, Elihu I. Leifer, Washington, D. C., Stanley Karsman, Savannah, Ga., for IBEW.

        Fletcher Farrington, Savannah, Ga., Jack Greenberg, Morris J. Baller, New York City, Taylor, Bishop & Lee, Brunswick, Ga., for E. Myers, et al.

        Guy O. Farmer, II, Jacksonville, Fla., Nolly S. Evans, O. Peter Sherwood, New York City, for Gilman, etc.

        Abner W. Sibal, Gen. Counsel, E.E.O.C., Joseph T. Eddins, Jr., Assoc. Gen. Counsel, Beatrice Rosenberg, Atty., Charles L. Reischel, Atty., Marian Halley, Atty., Washington, D. C., for amicus curiae.

        Appeals from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia.

        ON PETITIONS FOR REHEARING

        Before RIVES [*], GEWIN and MORGAN, Circuit Judges.

        PER CURIAM:

        This matter is before us upon the joint petitions of appellant Unions for rehearing and the separate IBEW petition for rehearing, and the responses of the Company 1 and

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the appellees. Subsequent to the decision and judgment of the district court 2 and our opinion and judgment on appeal, 3 the Supreme Court rendered three pertinent decisions: International Brotherhood of Teamsters v. United States, --- U.S. ----, 97 S.Ct. 1843, 52 L.Ed.2d 396 (1977); United Air Lines, Inc. v. Evans, --- U.S. ----, 97 S.Ct. 1885, 52 L.Ed.2d 571 (1977), and Trans World Airlines, Inc. v. Hardison, --- U.S. ----, 97 S.Ct. 2264, 53 L.Ed. 113 (1977). The principal import of those decisions for this case is the holding that "bona fide" seniority systems, that is, systems which are facially neutral, which did not have their genesis in racial discrimination, and which were negotiated...

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