ERIC Number: ED166282
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Affirmative Action Versus Seniority--Is Conflict Inevitable? Monograph of the California Public Employee Relations Program.
Cebulski, Bonnie G.
In this monograph, the Federal equal employment opportunity law (the legislation and litigation on the seniority conflict) and the nature of seniority rights in the public sector are examined. The concept of affirmative action is discussed with reference to legislation and national policy and the interrelationship of affirmative action to layoffs by seniority. Distinctions between the nature of seniority principles and policies in the private sector and the public sector are outlined. Case law on issues of seniority and affirmative action in both sectors is detailed. Each of the major cases on the issue is critiqued. A case study of layoffs in the public sector in California is presented, with particular attention given to minority layoffs. Recommendations are made concerning alternatives by which public employers and employee organizations might meet the need to reconcile the dual pressures for budgetary restraint and for exemplary and fair employment practices for both career employees and minority entrants into the work force. (Author/WI)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Budgets, Civil Rights, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Federal Legislation, Job Layoff, Minority Groups, Public Education, Reduction in Force, Seniority
CPER, Institute of Industrial Relations, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Inst. of Industrial Relations.
Identifiers - Location: California