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NY Sikh, Muslim workers allowed religious headwear
by Verena Dobnik
New Yorks Sikh and Muslim transit workers will be allowed to wear religious head coverings without a government agency logo after years of bitter legal battles that started after the 9/11 terror attacks.
A settlement between workers and New York City Transit run by the state Metropolitan Transportation Authority was announced Wednesday.
"This was the back-of-the-bus solution," said Amardeep Singh, a Sikh-American community spokesman who compared the agencys dealings with the employees to the pre-civil rights practice of seating black Americans at the back of public buses.
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