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
17 Pages Posted: 1 Mar 2014
Date Written: February 27, 2014
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
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