ERIC Number: ED054354
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Exclusive Union Work Referral Systems in the Building Trades.
Cicconi, Vincent A.; Lahne, Herbert J.
With the current emphasis on opening employment opportunities in the construction industry to minority groups, attention has been focused on the industry's traditional hiring practices. This study has examined: (1) the extent of exclusive work referral systems in the construction industry, (2) the procedures for the operation of such systems as provided by key construction industry collective bargaining agreements on file with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, (3) the constitutions of construction industry unions, and (4) the legal status of work referral systems under Federal law. It was found that exclusive union work referral systems are legal provided they operate in a nondiscriminatory fashion. These systems are widely used in the construction industry, cover approximately 1 million workers, and the unions are almost solely responsible for their administration. More than half of the agreements provided a grievance procedure to settle disputes involving the work referral system. (Author/GEB)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Building Trades, Construction Industry, Employer Attitudes, Employment Opportunities, Employment Practices, Employment Services, Labor Legislation, Minority Groups, Referral, Unions
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (LI.2:UN3/11, 41.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Labor-Management Services Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.