Key Terms

Key Terms

affirmative action
active efforts by government or businesses that give special rights to minorities in hiring, promotion, or access to education to make up for past discrimination
collective bargaining
negotiations between unions and a firm or firms
actions based on the belief that members of a certain group or groups are in some way inferior solely because of a factor such as race, gender, or religion
labor union
an organization of workers that negotiates with employers over wages and working conditions