ERIC Number: ED072233
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Admission and Apprenticeship in the Building Trades Unions.
Comer, Roger A.; Lahne, Herbert J.
Concerned with the problems of low representation of minority groups in the craft unions in the building trades, this study examined the journeymen admission policies of 17 national craft unions and 98 local affiliates as provided in their national and local constitutions and in their national and local apprenticeship standards under the program of the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training. Several court cases which have dealt with this problem under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 have also been analyzed. Some conclusions were: (1) National unions appear to exercise a great deal of constitutional control over local union practice as far as qualifications for admission as a journeyman are concerned, (2) The union constitutions, both national and local, provide very little information on qualifications for apprenticeships, (3) Local unions have more autonomy in establishing their apprenticeship requirements than they do in establishing the qualifications for journeyman membership, and (4) The Federal Courts have set aside admission and apprenticeship requirements which have been discriminatory and have decreed that all such requirements must be objective in character and nondiscriminatory. A listing of the unions and tables containing comparative data on admission requirements are appended. (SB)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Apprenticeships, Building Trades, Civil Rights, Court Litigation, Employment Opportunities, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Minority Groups, Skilled Workers, Unions
Superintendent of Documents, U. S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C. 20402 (Catalog No. L 1.2:B86/2, $1.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Labor-Management Services Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Labor-Management Policy Development.