Affirmative Action Law

1. What types of employers must comply with affirmative action? How can affirmative action be a positive force in the workplace? Does affirmative action require meeting of quotas? Why or why not?

2. Why has union membership declined in the U.S. since 1955? Do you expect this trend to continue? Why or why not? What value can unions offer to workers today?

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By a company hiring the most qualified candidate, no matter what their background is, tells the employees and the community the business serves that diversity is the best policy and that the business adheres to the laws that oversee its operations.

Does affirmative action require meeting of quotas? Why or why not?

In my opinion, yes. To ensure diversity and that companies hire from all ethnic groups, companies who fall under the affirmative action umbrella must hire so many individuals from each gender and racial background. When this is mandated, businesses have to hire by race and gender versus qualifications and this is not fair to those who are qualified. Affirmative Action was implemented to avoid discrimination, but, in fact, it discriminates against those who are qualified and are not hired due to a "quota."
"The term "affirmative action" is also used to apply to many other things including its most extreme form, quotas. The use of quotas means that a certain percentage of all new hires must be a member of some group, no matter how unqualified. Quotas were sometimes ordered by courts in the 1970's and 80's to force uncooperative institutions in integrate. However, outside of such court orders, quotas are usually ...