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    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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    1. What types of employers must comply with affirmative action?

    Employers who are required to have affirmative action plans are those who have federal, state, and local contracts with the various governments. "Executive Order 11246 requires federal contractors with contracts exceeding $50,000 and that employ at least fifty employees to develop an AAP. Many states, such as Iowa, California, and Pennsylvania, require employers who have state contracts to implement AAPs." (Find Law 2009)

    Employers who have contracts with these entities and have over 50 employees, must follow the Affirmative Action Plan by ensuring that women and minorities are hired making the company truly diverse.

    Reference: - http://public.findlaw.com/abaflg/flg-12-4a-8.html

    How can affirmative action be a positive force in the workplace?

    Affirmative Action is positive in the workplace as it promotes diversity. Businesses cannot hire candidates that are a particular race, gender or have a preferred religious belief. These factors cannot be considered when hiring an individual. Affirmative Action promotes equality and those who are qualified must be considered for the position, no matter what the individual's race, gender or religious beliefs ...

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