Oct 19, 2013
05:29 AMConnecticut Today
‘N-word’ Behind Ansonia Controversy Involving a Public Works Supervisor
ANSONIA--The Valley NAACP chapter is backing a black public works employee who was slandered in front of his co-workers with a racial slur by his supervisor.
The public works supervisor allegedly referred to a 24-year black employee by using the “N-word,” according to Greg Johnson, president of the NAACP Valley branch.
A press conference will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday on the front steps of the public works building on North Division Street.
Johnson said the civil rights organization is seeking to have the public works supervisor dismissed.
While he acknowledged Mayor James Della Volpe addressed the issue, Johnson said he can’t accept the “terms of settlement that were reached.”
The public works supervisor was placed on a 30-day suspension and given sensitivity training, according to a press release.