AT&T and the Private-Sector Origins of Private-Sector Affirmative Action

  title={AT\&T and the Private-Sector Origins of Private-Sector Affirmative Action},
  author={B. Williams},
  journal={Journal of Policy History},
  pages={542 - 568}
  • B. Williams
  • Published 2008
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Policy History
In January 1973, American Telephone & Telegraph, then the world's largest private-sector employer, entered into a Consent Decree with the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. In this decree, following a fourteen-month dispute before the Federal Communications Commission, at&t agreed to implement specific goals and timetables for hiring women in traditionally male jobs, men in traditionally female jobs, and minorities in jobs in which they had been traditionally… Expand
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