"Asian Americans are
well-represented among the tech ranks, making up 34%
of Google's staff, 41% of Facebook's, and 57% at Yahoo. But researchers at the American Institute for Economic Research found that Asian
tech workers on average made $8,146 less each
year than white workers
in 2012,$3,656 less than Black employees, and $6,907 less than those
who identified as "other." Women, as a group on average,
less than men each year."
"Many believe that part of the reason for the gap is that Asians are
more likely to be foreign workers living in the United States on an H-1B
study authors note that two out of ten employees in jobs "with a
high H-1B demand is Asian" compared to eight percent of the
general population." (Emphasis added)
Curious? You should be! Want
to read 80-20's recommendations to the Asian tech workers?
(1) Get yourselves organized as an
"interest group" in respective companies. Be sure to get as many
people to join as possible. This is where the hard work is. The rest will be easy.
If you get close to 80% participation rate, your company will likely accommodate
all your reasonable requests.
(2) Create a leadership group to coordinate
communication between the interest groups of Yahoo, Facebook and
Google. The larger your group is, the more secure and the stronger you
(3) Resolve, as a group, to write to
the top management of respective companies,while coping in your company's Board of
Directors. You may want to request the same set of wage/salary data already
released to American Institute for Economic Research, but broken down to
H-1B workers and non H1-B workers.
(4) Use the data to find out if Asian
tech workers, excluding H1-B workers,are still making less than other
(5) You may at the same time request
information regarding Asian managers to find out if you have about the same % of managers
in respective companies.
Be organized and win equal opportunity.
If 80-20 can be of service, let us know.
80-20 President, S. B. Woo, was the
Founding President of the Faculty Bargaining Unit at the University of Delaware, its Chief Spokesman
and Chief Negotiator. Later he was a member of the Board of
Trustees of the same university, while still teaching. Even
later, he was elected Lieutenant Governor of Delaware. He
knows something about organizing, management and government.
Remember 80-20. It fights
for EQUAL opportunity for Asian Americans.
- - - - - - - - - -
A fun video urging you to vote: view http://youtu.be/1g30sHkc128 ,
"Rock the Vote." It was recommend by Fiona
Ma who was the Speaker Pro Tempore of CA's Assembly and is currently running for Board of
Equalization, District 2.
S. B. Woo, a volunteer
President, 80-20 National AsAm Educational Foundation,