Logan City Worker Discrimination

He says he was made to do more work than white employees because he's black. So, the former city of Logan Streets Department employee is taking his complaint to the human rights commission.

Pete Kelly says he wants people to know the truth, and he has everything he needs to prove. He is a victim of discrimination.

Pete Kelly says he worked hard to keep the streets of Logan clean.

“I tried to come to the city with a positive attitude to make the city a clean and better place,” said Kelly.

But now, Pete Kelly says he's the one in a better place, because he turned in his resignation.

“One of my coworkers told me be careful lookout they was looking for a reason to fire me,” said Kelly.

But Pete says, ask anyone whose trash he picked up and they'll tell you he's a hard worker. He says he can't say the same about the people he worked with.
“My way is to come out and give the city 100% everyday,” said Kelly. “They're way is laid back and do what they can get away with.”

Pete’s trouble started about nine months ago, but he says in the last month, tension with his supervisor became more than he could handle.

“He's been in my face on several occasions, and I've walked away,” said Kelly.

City of Logan Mayor Claude Ellis says Pete has come to him with his complaints, but now, he plans to take a closer look.

“It's sad when we use color or creed or anything else,” said Ellis. “I think everybody should be treated alike, and as far as I am concerned, they will be treated alike in the City of Logan.”

Taking a stand, to help others along the way.

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