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Fair Employment Practice Committee.

In June 1941, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt reluctantly created the Fair Employment Practice Committee (FEPC) to forestall a mass demonstration planned by the black labor leader A. ...

Fair Employment Practice Committee.

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Merl E. Reed

The Oxford Companion to United States History

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2004
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History, Regional and National History
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344 words

...Fair Employment Practice Committee. In June 1941 , President Franklin Delano Roosevelt reluctantly created the Fair Employment Practice Committee (FEPC) to forestall a mass demonstration planned by the black labor leader A. Philip Randolph to protest discrimination and segregation in defense industries. Executive Order 8802 authorized the FEPC to investigate job discrimination in war industries and federal agencies. Led by Lawrence Cramer and black Chicago alderman Earl B. Dickerson , the committee and its interracial, interethnic staff, including...

Fair Employment Practice Committee.

Fair Employment Practice Committee.  

In June 1941, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt reluctantly created the Fair Employment Practice Committee (FEPC) to forestall a mass demonstration planned by the black labor leader A. Philip ...
Fair Employment Practices Committee

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Merl E. Reed

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Business, Labor, and Economic History

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... Employment Practices Committee In June 1941 , President Franklin Delano Roosevelt reluctantly created the Fair Employment Practices Committee (FEPC) to forestall a mass demonstration planned by the black labor leader A. Philip Randolph to protest discrimination and segregation in defense industries. Executive Order 8802 authorized the FEPC to investigate job discrimination in war industries and federal agencies. Led by Lawrence Cramer and the black Chicago alderman Earl B. Dickerson, the committee and its interracial, interethnic staff, including...

Fair Employment Practices Committee

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Merl E. Reed

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Political and Legal History

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2013
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Social sciences, Politics, Law, History of Law
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350 words

... Employment Practices Committee In June 1941 , President Franklin Delano Roosevelt reluctantly created the Fair Em- ployment Practices Committee (FEPC) to forestall a mass demonstration planned by the black labor leader A. Philip Randolph to protest discrimination and segregation in defense industries. Executive Order 8802 authorized the FEPC to investigate job discrimination in war industries and federal agencies. Led by Lawrence Cramer and black Chicago alderman Earl B. Dickerson , the committee and its interracial, interethnic staff, including...

The Twentieth Century

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Brian M. Short

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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2009
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History, Local and Family History
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6,083 words
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Oxford University Press

...and fairs , justice, law and order, and prostitution, for example. The records of the Ministry of Home Security during the Second World War are also included under HO 207, and HO 199 contains reports on bomb damage. The records of the Board of Agriculture (established in 1889 and a Ministry from 1919 ) have been referred to above, but notice should also be taken of information on land drainage and water supply for each local authority, with maps and plans (MAF 77 and 49 respectively); local cattle markets (MAF 91); activities of local committees of the...

27 The History of the Book in the Iberian Peninsula

27 The History of the Book in the Iberian Peninsula   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
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History, Social sciences
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6,196 words
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Oxford University Press

...of taxes on book imports served to encourage the book trade and turn it into an attractive mercantile sector. These measures also included incentives for citizens to enter the trade, and for foreign printers to consider Spain, and later Portugal, countries with favourable employment prospects, especially during the European economic crisis towards the end of the 15 th century. Seville was well suited to immigrant German printers, and in 1490 a group of them was invited to make the city a typographical centre. The aim was for them to collaborate with the...

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission  

(EEOC)A US federal commission set up by the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The EEOC deals with discrimination in wages, hiring, firing, training, and promotion, on the basis of age, race, sex, religion, ...
Executive Order 8802

Executive Order 8802  

With the approach of the entry of the United States into World War II and the attendant booming growth in the domestic defense industry, the country's economy at last began ...
Great Migration, Second

Great Migration, Second  

Job opportunities and aspirations for an improved quality of life spurred the massive migration of African Americans to the North and West between the 1940s to the 1970s that became ...
Laws and Legislation

Laws and Legislation  

[This entry contains two subentries dealing with laws and legislation from 1830 to 1895. The first article provides a discussion of the topic up to the beginning of the Civil ...
organized Labor

organized Labor  

That part of the labour force that belongs to trade unions. Trade unions often negotiate pay, hours of work, and working conditions for their members and aim to obtain better terms from employers ...
A. Philip Randolph

A. Philip Randolph  

(1889–1979), union head and civil rights leader.A socialist, Asa Philip Randolph saw economic empowerment as the key to African-American advancement, a philosophy he espoused in his Messenger ...
North Carolina

North Carolina  

In the early twenty-first century Latinos and Latinas represent the largest foreign-born population in North Carolina, and their numbers are growing rapidly in the state. What is the relative size ...
segregation

segregation  

A policy predicated upon the physical separation of racial groups and practised in the USA, particularly in the southern states, from the late nineteenth century until the 1970s. Opposition to ...
Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Franklin Delano Roosevelt  

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(1882–1945)US Democratic statesman and thirty-second president of the USA (1933–45). His ‘New Deal’ policies helped US recovery from the economic depression of the 1930s.Born into a prominent New ...
ACAS

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A Dictionary of Law (9 ed.)

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2018
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Law
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345 words

...arbitrate in such disputes, but with the consent of both parties it may refer a dispute to the Central Arbitration Committee or to an independent arbitrator. ACAS may give free advice to employers, employees, and their respective representatives on matters of employment or industrial relations. It issues codes of practice giving guidance on such matters as disciplinary procedures and dismissal procedures and disclosure of information to trade unions. It may also conduct inquiries into industrial relations problems, either generally or in relation to...

Executive Order 8802

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Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
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808 words

...“Fair Employment Practices Committee.” In Teaching Eleanor Roosevelt , edited by Allida Black and June Hopkins . Hyde Park, N.Y.: Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site, 2003. Kersten, Andrew E. Race, Jobs, and the War: The FEPC in the Midwest, 1941–46 . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2000. Pfeffer, Paula F. A. Philip Randolph: Pioneer of the Civil Rights Movement . Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1990. Reed, Merl E. Seedtime for the Modern Civil Rights Movement: The President's Committee on Fair Employment Practice,...

Fair Employment Practices Commission

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Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
1,178 words

...the protections established by Executive Order 8802. Finally, the order established the Committee on Fair Employment Practice within the Office of Production Management. The task of this five-member committee, appointed by the president, was threefold. First, it was charged with investigating complaints of discrimination in violation of the provisions of this order. Second, the committee was charged with redressing any grievances found valid. Third, the committee was responsible for advising governmental departments and agencies, as well as the president,...

employment standards legislation

employment standards legislation   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Canadian History

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
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923 words

...in 1944 , as was the first law prohibiting racial discrimination in employment. Employment standards proliferated in the post-war era. Fair employment laws prohibiting discrimination on an expanding number of grounds were passed by provinces in the 1950s and were transformed into human rights codes enforced by administrative tribunals in the 1960s. Among the more recent prohibited grounds of discrimination are age, sex, disability, and sexual orientation. Workplace sexual harassment was also made a human rights violation. In the 1980s, political pressure...

Transport Workers Union

Transport Workers Union   Reference library

Robert S. Wechsler

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Business, Labor, and Economic History

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2013

...public and private transit employees, university workers, and utility workers. In 1944 the TWU organized the Philadelphia Transportation Company by defeating a company union that had sanctioned a wildcat strike during World War II: in defiance of orders by the Fair Employment Practices Committee, the company union had aimed to deny promotions to African American workers. The federal government dispatched U.S. Army troops to protect TWU-operated trolleys and buses. The TWU persisted in advocating civil rights by integrating Houston's segregated bus companies...

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