Nos. 81-3638, 81-3644.

727 F.2d 566 (1984)

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. WOOSTER BRUSH COMPANY EMPLOYEES RELIEF ASSOCIATION (81-3638), The Wooster Brush Company, (81-3644), Defendants-Appellants.

United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit.

Decided February 8, 1984.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Evan Jay Cutting (argued), James D. Tomola, Baker & Hostetler, Washington, D.C., William J. Rosenthal (argued), Shewe & Rosenthal, Baltimore, Md., for defendants-appellants Wooster Brush Co. Employees Relief Ass'n.

Ronald E. Holtman, Daniel Plumly (argued), Wooster, Ohio, William J. Rosenthal (argued), Shewe & Rosenthal, Baltimore, Md., for defendant-appellant Wooster Brush Co.

Bruce B. Elfvin, EEOC, Cleveland, Ohio, Jeffrey Bannon (argued), Warren Bo Duplinsky, Raymond R. Baca, EEOC, Appellate Division, Washington, D.C., for E.E.O.C.

Before ENGEL and MARTIN, Circuit Judges, and BROWN, Senior Circuit Judge.

ENGEL, Circuit Judge.

In this appeal we must decide whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, as amended by the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978, codified at 42 U.S.C. § 2000e(k) (Supp. II 1978), requires the inclusion of pregnancy benefits as part of the disability benefits provided by an independent and longstanding Employees Association. If it does, we must decide whether the failure to include those benefits gives rise to an action by the Equal Employment...

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