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Constructing Affirmative ActionThe Struggle for Equal Employment Opportunity$
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David Hamilton Golland

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780813129976

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813129976.001.0001

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Pushing the Envelope: The Philadelphia Plans, 1967–1969

Pushing the Envelope: The Philadelphia Plans, 1967–1969

(p.103) Chapter 4 Pushing the Envelope: The Philadelphia Plans, 1967–1969
Constructing Affirmative Action

David Hamilton Golland

University Press of Kentucky

A complaint was filed by white electricians with the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations regarding how they were not allowed to work at the United States Mint construction “because of their race.” This case was, however, dismissed since the mint project was federally funded and was out of the jurisdiction of the commission. These men claimed that such measures gave an advantage to nonunion black workers that received inadequate training. Also, they claimed that the project hired workers that were already union members. As a result, twenty-one whites walked out in protest. The federal government's Philadelphia Plan differed from other action plans in the construction industry since it was established with the Federal Executive Board (FEB). This chapter shows how this plan was imposed by Johnson-era officials, how the minor changes from the Nixon-era plan concerned only the procurement law, and how Nixon attempted to further his power through splitting the civil rights movement and organized labor.

Keywords:   Federal Executive Board, Johnson, organized labor, civil rights movement, federal government, Philadelphia Plan

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