Monday, February 15, 2010

Important Reply from DOL (forward to others!)

After a meeting with DOL in Jan., 80-20 Educational foundation, EF,
wrote DOL to seek written verification of EF's understanding of the
outcome of the meeting -- DOL will enforce Exec. Order 11246 for Asian

DOL's reply is seen below. Please read.

". . . . As you requested, I am offering the clarification below to
portions of your meeting summary. The information below may
be shared with others.

OFCCP intends to enforce Executive Order 11246 on behalf
of all protected persons, including, but not limited to, Asian
Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI).
OFCCP will broaden
its enforcement efforts and focus on identifying and resolving
both systemic and individual discrimination cases. …
Very truly
yours, Patricia S. Shiu"
For the complete letter, see .

The enforcement of EO 11246 will remove the glass ceiling from about
2 million Asian Ams working in private industries and universities.
Consequently, it'll benefit about 6 million Asian Ams, when their family
members are taken into account.

To help YOU understand what is really going on, 80-20 EF offers 3

1) The proof of the pudding is in eating. Whether OFCCP is truly
enforcing EO 11246 for Asian Ams. depends on a steady improvement in
the statistical odds of Asian Ams. being promoted to the managerial levels.
This result will be reviewed in a meeting with Pres. Obama, organized by
80-20 and DOL, in 2 years.

2) In words, the DOL under Pres. Obama says the right things. It is in
strong contrast to the negative attitude of the DOL when Elaine Chao was
the DOL Secretary for President Bush. See a letter from DOL in 2006 to
satisfy yourself. Visit .

3) The vigorous enforcement of EO 11246 for Asian Ams is not
guaranteed, just because DOL says the right words to us. It depends on how
vigilantly YOU & 80-20 will together pursued this matter.

Dear Friends: There is no free lunch. 80-20, its members and supporters
have pushed our fight for equal citixenship this far. Now, YOU need to do
YOUR share of the work.
It includes forwarding this newsletter to
friends who have sought, are seeking and will seek promotion to
management. If depends on whether you will file a complaint with
regional offices* of OFCCP, DOL
when you have been discriminated against by federal contractors & sub-
contractors. It also depends your giving strong moral and financial
support to 80-20. 80-20 is only as strong as YOU!

Respectfully yours,

S. B. Woo,
President (a volunteer), 80-20 Educational Foundation

* The 6 OFCCP, DOL Regional Offices

Northeast Regional Office
New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Connecticut, Maine,
Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont

Mid-Atlantic Regional Office
Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West

Southeast Regional Office
Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South
Carolina, Tennessee

Midwest Regional Office
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska,
Ohio, Wisconsin

Southwest and Rocky Mountain Regional Office
Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota,
Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Wyoming

Pacific Regional Office
Alaska, Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington