INDUSTRY'S UNFINISHED BUSINESS by Sara Southall

INDUSTRY'S UNFINISHED BUSINESS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

An examination of fair employment practices in industry from the managerial standpoint, with an analysis and suggestions. The author, formerly associated with International Harvester and later a worker in FEPC, here sets forth principles which she has found to be most satisfactory and practical to employer and employee for instituting anti discriminatory employment. The author works from the basic assumption that non-discrimination in industry is desirable, not only to minorities, but to the employer because of the benefits in increased production due to the utilization of vast resources of unused labor. Beginning with an analysis of the situation, the work of the FEPC, and single attempts to break discriminatory practices, the author examines all possible methods of cooperation between the industrial relations manager and supervisors, personnel managers, ""majority"" employees, minority agencies, labor groups and community groups, and emerges with some ""do's"" and ""don'ts"". All in all the author sees the fair employment practice pioneering as a slow but ultimately successful process, but she pulls no punches, advising intelligence, tact and good sense as well as a little psychology. This is no pollyanna thesis here is a practical, forceful guide to action.

Pub Date: Jan. 19th, 1950
Publisher: Harper