Revised Philadelphia Plan Law and Legal Definition

The Revised Philadelphia Plan refers to a plan implemented by the Department of Labor Assistant Secretary for Wage and Labor Standards Arthur Fletcher that required government contractors in Philadelphia to hire minority workers.

The Revised Philadelphia Plan was implemented in 1969, based on an earlier plan developed in 1967 by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance and the Philadelphia Federal Executive Board. According to the Revised Philadelphia Plan, federal contractors are required to meet certain goals for the hiring of African American employees by specific dates in order to combat institutionalized discrimination on the part of specific skilled building trades unions.