Labor Unions and Title VII: A Bit-Player at the Creation Looks Back

In A Nation of Widening Opportunities? The Civil Rights Act at Fifty, edited by S. R. Bagenstos and E. Katz. University of Michigan Press, 2014, Forthcoming

U of Michigan Public Law Research Paper No. 388

17 Pages Posted: 1 Mar 2014

Date Written: February 27, 2014

Abstract

The author, an AFL-CIO lawyer when the 1964 Civil Rights Act was passed, discusses varying views of the role of organized labor in securing the inclusion of Title VII (EEO) in the Act. The “disparate impact” theory of discrimination and the treatment of seniority and affirmative action under Title VII are also analyzed.

Keywords: Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII, Labor Unions and Title VII, Disparate Impact Discrimination, Affirmative Action under Title VII, Seniority under Title VII

JEL Classification: K31

Suggested Citation

St. Antoine, Theodore J., Labor Unions and Title VII: A Bit-Player at the Creation Looks Back (February 27, 2014). In A Nation of Widening Opportunities? The Civil Rights Act at Fifty, edited by S. R. Bagenstos and E. Katz. University of Michigan Press, 2014, Forthcoming, U of Michigan Public Law Research Paper No. 388, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2402258

Theodore J. St. Antoine (Contact Author)

University of Michigan Law School ( email )

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Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1215
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