forwarding purposes. Other parts will follow shortly.
80-20 will be meeting with the Dept. of Labor (DOL) in a few weeks.
It is about eliminating discrimination against YOU & YOUR KINS in workplaces.
Will 80-20 succeed? Yes, if YOU thoroughly understand the issue, express
YOUR outrage against the UNequal treatment, and respond to possible 80-20 calls
TOPIC: The removal of the glass ceiling above Asian Ams. through the
enforcement of Exec. Order 11246 which threatens sanction against
employers that receive any Federal contracts for discriminating employees
on the basis of ethnicity or national origin, among other things.
CONSEQUENCES: If DOL agrees with 80-20, it'll enforce E.O. 11246 for AsAms as it
did for other minorities and women. Effective? Extremely! If enforced,
we would have more AsAm presidents, vice presidents, directors and
other managers in the corporate world and more AsAm deans, provosts,
VPs and presidents in universities. In addition, all non-management
AsAm workers benefit from a diverse management at times of
performance review, hiring and firing. AsAm bar charts will look like
other minorities. In the graph below, see that our bars are by far the
shortest. Why? That is what we want to find out from DOL.
NUMBER OF AsAm WORKERS AFFECTED:
2,000,000 AsAms working in private industries; and
71,000 in universities, and
Total: About 2 million AsAm workers.
NUMBER OF AsAms directly AFFECTED: 4 million. This assumes that each
AsAm worker has on average 1 non-working family member.
NUMBER OF AsAms directly & indirectly AFFECTED: 15 million. "A rising
tide lifts all ships." Once we achieve equal opportunity in
workplaces in the mainstream community, everyone benefits.
DOES AMERICA BENEFIT: Yes. America becomes a "more perfect Union."
WHO will attend the MEETING(S):
From DOL: Patricia Shiu, Director of Office of Federal Contract Compliance
Programs (OFCCP), & perhaps Betsy Kim, White House Liason stationed
at DOL & perhaps others.
From 80-20: 2 persons from 80-20's 6-member "DOL Meeting Team".
See * for their names and short bios.
They've spent immense amount of time studying the issues, participating
in conference calls among themselves to prepare for the DOL meeting, and
will travel from hundreds to thousands of miles away to attend the
meetings, probably paying their own way. They are our role models.
This Team will need your great support.
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S. B. Woo
President, 80-20 Educational Foundation, Inc.
*Ved Chaudhary of NJ, President, Educators Society for the Heritage of
India (ESHI), Former Member, Board of Trustees, Rutgers Univ., N.J.,
Assistant Commissioner, Dept. of Environmental Protection, NJ,
Chenming Hu of CA, Member of The US Academy of Engineering,
Distinguished Chair professor of electrical engineering at Univ. of Calif,
Berkeley, Chinese Academy of sciences; Academia Sinica,
Alice S. Huang of CA, President-elect of The American Assoc. for the
Advancement of Science (AAAS), retire Porf. From Harvard, retired Dean
of Science at NYU, retired member of the Divison of Biology, Calif.
Institute of Technology, Member of Academic Sinica,
Henry Lee of NY & FL, President, The Financial Marketing Group, worked in
McDonnell Douglas (Missile & Space Systems Division), Northrop Corp
(Space Systems), General Electric, and Arabian American Oil Company,
S. B. Woo of DE & FL, President, 80-20 Educational Foundation; Lt. Gov.
of Delaware (1985-89), former trustee, Univ. of Delaware, and
David Yang of DC, Associate Political Scientist, Rand Corporation, Former
research fellow at Stanford Univ. specializing in democracy promotion
and international development.