By  on November 7, 2007

ATLANTA—New Era Cap Co. released a statement Tuesday refuting allegations made by the Teamsters Union on Saturday in several cities accusing the cap maker of discrimination against employees. Teamster members protested on Friday and Saturday last week at New Era Cap stores in Atlanta, New York City, and Buffalo in the U.S. and in London and Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The union said that black workers at the Mobile, Ala., plant with years of experience had been passed over for promotion in favor of white workers. It also said that all but one managerat the Mobile facility, out of a management administrative staff of more than 20, is white. 

The union also said that workers at New Era’s Jackson, Ala., facility have said that sweatshop-like conditions are prevalent there. 

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