Monday, August 22, 2005

Winning Equal Opportunity (1)

Dear Fellow Asian Americans:

Here is the striking information about the glass ceiling over us. 80-
20 has FORMALLY presented the information, established after months of
intensive studies, to Labor Secretary Elaine Chao. YOU MUST READ IT. If we
want to enjoy EQUAL OPPORTUNITY, we must ALL work on it. 80-20 by itself is
NOT strong enough.

Respectfully,
S. B. Woo
President, The 80-20 PAC, Inc.

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2.1 million AsAms work for "private industries," or "universities" or
"the Federal government," as defined by the Fed. Government. They have the
WORST chance to rise to the top, when compared with Whites, Blacks,
Hispanics, Native Americans, and women. Here is what 80-20 has reported to
Sec. Chao and asked for help:

"Asian Americans have only 55% of the chance to rise to the top rank in
the private Industries (1.9 million AsAm workers), 41% of the chance in the
universities (70,000 AsAm workers), and 30% the chance in the Federal
government (86,000 AsAm workers), as compared with that of an average Am.
worker in the same positions i.e. the national average. "

Woo also informed Sec. Chao that the above conclusions were drawn from
"federal government data, easily accessible on WEB sites:
http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d0334.pdf ,
http://www.eeoc.gov/stats/jobpat/2002/us.html,
http://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/d03/tables/dt227.asp , and
http://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/d03/tables/dt228.asp "

In addition, Woo provided Sec. Chao with two charts for a quick view of
how poorly AsAms have fared as compared with Whites, African Americans,
Hispanics, Native Americans, women, and the national averages. Even the
exact data used, and the simple calculations which lead to the conclusions
stated in paragraph 3 were provided to Sec. Chao through 4 tables. For the
charts and the letter to Secretary Chao, please visit
http://www.80-20initiative.net/Chao051505.doc
For the tables: http://www.80-20initiative.net/attachmentA.jpg

After 3 months, Sec. Chao has not replied. Perhaps, her office is
carefully studying the information provided to her. We are certain that
Sec. Chao knows that she has the OBLIGATION to either point out why 80-20 is
wrong or go to bat for the millions of AsAms using Executive Order 11246.

What is Executive Order 11246? Here is an exact quote from a 2003
Department of Labor document (Pam. OFCCP 7), entitled "Three Decades of
Commitment To Nondiscrimination & Equal Employment Opportunity"

"Executive Order 11246, as amended
This order, signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson
in 1965, prohibits discrimination in hiring or
employment opportunities on the basis of race, color,
gender, religion, and national origin. It applies to all
contractors and subcontractor holding any federally
assisted contracts worth more then $10,000.

In addition, the Executive Order requires contractors
and subcontractors with a contract of $50,000 or
more, and 50 or more employees, to develop a written
affirmative action program, that sets forth specific and
result-oriented procedures to which a contractor
commit itself to apply every good faith effort. "

80-20 aims to win EQUAL opportunity in workplaces for you and your
children. Watch out for "Winning Equal Op. - 2" in a few days.

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Announcement:
Kuang Zhou Yang, a 3.6 GPA Sophomore from the Rensselaer Polytechnic
Institute has been appointed a 80-20 Chancellor Tien Summer Intern. He
will join Yvon Wang of Princeton and Jenny Jiang of UC Berkeley, both
National Merit Scholars, who have been appointed interns earlier.
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Any US citizen or PR can be a member TODAY. Using a credit card,
http://www.80-20initiative.net/membership.html (easy to use) or
http://www.80-20initiative.net/paypal.html
PERSONAL checks are payable to "80-20 PAC", mailed to:
Jing-Li Yu 80-20 special Assistant
P.O. Box 527340 Flushing, NY 11352-7340 .
Write down your E-MAIL address & PHONE no. on the BACK of the check.
Basic membership is $35; Family (2 voters) is $50, Life Membership is
$1,000. Student membership is $15. THANK YOU.

 

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