“Should there be two (2) or more of these applicants with equal qualifications for the position and one (1) or more of these applicants with equal qualifications is a current employee, the current employee with the greatest seniority shall be assigned. Special consideration shall be given to women and/or minority defined as: Native American, Asian American, Latino, African American and those of the non-Christian faith. (Emphasis added.) – Contract between Ferndale, Mich., school district and teacher union.
Link at http://hotair.com/archives/2014/03/19/mi-union-contract-gives-special-consideration-to-non-christian-teachers/