Saturday, October 31, 2009

Continued Appeal & Asian Am. Salary III

Thanks to you, 80-20 needs only 45 more members, instead of the 72 of
4 day ago, and 173 = (23 + 150) of a week ago. We even got 4 more Life
Members and a $1,000 matching fund. Please be one of the 45, if you
are NOT a member yet!

Please empower 80-20. It needs your broad shoulders.

Please arm others and me with the news of the record high membership in
tough economic times, when we go to DOL. It's the kind of news that the political
establishment understands. We are going to the Labor Department for a
meeting. Hopefully, we'll succeed in removing the last major obstacle
to the growth of our community -- less opportunity in workplaces AND less
pay for equal work.

Here is an additional proof of inequity. Remember the Scientist's Salary
Survey?

The reported average salaries for Asian Ph.Ds and MDs are the lowest
when compared with all other Americans. That of the Asian MS happens
to be the highest. That contradiction leads to a question of whether the
the data are reliable.

80-20 communicated with The Scientists. We found that the combined
sample sizes in the 3 categories of BS, MS and MD in the Asian survey is only a
puny 150 persons. That means that those 3 reported numbers are statistically
quite uncertain.

However, the sample size for Asian Ph.Ds is 480 which is statistically large
enough to say that Asian Ph.Ds in life sciences definitely have the lowest
average salary. Why are Asian Ams in the "lowest" categories so often,
in spite of having the highest educational attainment?

Wouldn't you like 80-20 to find out? Wouldn't you like to know if the low
salary phenomenon is limited to life science or extend to many other fields?

So, please EMPOWER 80-20 with the record high membership. Before I
retire
, I like to help remove that last major obstacle for you & your
offspring. If you are NOT a members yet, I need YOUR help!

To join, go 
 http://www.80-20initiative.net/membership/payment.asp . Or
send your check to 80-20 PAC PO Box 603 Osprey, FL 34229* 

Student: $15, Basic:$35, Family$50, and Life Member:$1,000

Respectfully yours,

S. B. Woo
Acting Executive Secretarty (a volunteer), 80-20 PAC, Inc.

Helen Wang is leaving 80-20 to become an Executive Office Administrator for the
American Association for Cancer Research. We thank Helen for her dedicated
service to 80-20 for 3 years. Dr. Suzanna Lin, an M. D., a former attending physician
at the Yale-New Haven Medical Center, has joined us. She has already given
80-20 exemplary service.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Continued Personal Appeal

A Personal Appeal from S. B. Woo,
who is 72 and near his swan song

THANKS TO YOU we are closer to our shared goal. 80-20 now
needs 74, instead of 173 members, stated 4 days ago.

However, the need is no less urgent - the goal hasn't been
achieved!

Your membership will last a FULL year even at this late day, if you join
via the "automatic renewal option," which you can cancel anytime.
Go to http://www.80-20initiative.net/membership/payment.asp

Why this urgency?

Others and I will be going to the Department of Labor (DOL) to discuss
the removal of that final major obstacle to the growth of our
community -- the removal of the glass ceiling -- by enforcing an existing
law (E.O. 11246), which President Obama has promised. Please arm us with
a powerful weapon -- the news of the highest membership ever, in tough
economic times. Political folks understand that message.

Before I retire, I would like to help remove that final obstacle for
our community.

I APPEAL TO EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU who have supported
80-20 in spirit, but not yet in action, to do so NOW! Ved Chaudhary
of NJ
has generously offered a new matching fund of $1,000. Yesterday,
I've gladly paid my "fulfilled" matching fund of $3.5K to 80-20. ☺.

To join, go to http://www.80-20initiative.net/membership/payment.asp .
Or send you check to 80-20 PAC PO Box 22509 Philadelphia, PA 19110
Student: $15, Basic:$35, Family$50, and Life Member:$1,000

Respectfully yours,

S. B.
Acting Executive Director (a volunteer), 80-20 Initiative

Thursday, October 22, 2009

A Personal Appeal from S. B. Woo

A Personal Appeal from S. B. Woo,
who is 72 and near his swan song

80-20 urgently needs more members.

Your membership will last a FULL year even at this late day, if you join
via the "automatic renewal option," which you can cancel anytime after
1 years. Go to http://www.80-20initiative.net/membership/payment.asp

80-20 urgently needs 23 more NEW members to get the $3,500 matching
fund which I'll donate. 80-20 needs an additional 150 members to set a
historic high in membership.

Why this urgency?

Others and I will be going to the Department of Labor (DOL) to discuss
the removal of that final major obstacle to the growth of our
community -- the removal of the glass ceiling -- by enforcing an existing law
(E.O. 11246), which President Obama has promised. Please arm us with a powerful
weapon -- the news of the highest membership ever, in tough economic times.
Political folks understand that message.

Give your personal imprint to this historic struggle. Help us succeed in
our meeting with the DOL by joining as a member. Before I retire, I would
like to help remove that final obstacle for our community.

I APPEAL TO EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU who have supported
80-20 in spirit, but not yet in action, to do so NOW!

To join, go to http://www.80-20initiative.net/membership/payment.asp
Or send you check to 80-20 PAC PO Box 22509 Philadelphia, PA 19110
Student: $15, Basic:$35, Family$50, and Life Member:$1,000

Respectfully yours,

S. B.
Acting Executive Director (a volunteer), 80-20 Initiative

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Part II of Asian Am. Salary

A Courageous Asian Am MD Spoke Up

Are you outraged by the charts showing that Asian Ams come out in
the shortest end, whether in salary or in upward mobility?

Many spoke up but few would allow 80-20 to quote them by name. Hence,
we salute John K Hsiao, MD who gave us the permission to publish
what he had emailed to 80-20. He is a role model.

Speaking against injustice is a good American trait. Not even speaking
against injustice that is against ourselves is a cultural trait that we must
cast away. Here is what Dr. Hsiao wrote to 80-20:

"I've been planning on joining 80-20 for a while now, but
procrastinated until I saw this article in The Scientist. The article is
a review of salaries in the life sciences & one of the figures compares
salaries based on ethnicity. AsAm MD's & PhD's are the LOWEST
paid of any ethnicity, below white, black, or Hispanic. Asian Am MS
holders are paid somewhat better than other ethnicities, & in fact,
make more than AsAm PhD's.

AsAm MD's make only 2/3 what white MD's make & only 3/4 of what
black MD's make. This is really shocking. What is also shocking is
that the article calls attention to this discrepancy but doesn't
comment on its unfairness. Maybe this was just an anomaly from
this year's survey, & 80-20 may want to look into whether other
surveys identify similar discrepancies. As for me, I just signed up at
80-20's website.

I have worked as a psychiatrist at the Natl Institutes of Health for
>25 years, in a number of different scientific capacities. I also
maintain a small private practice. I recently left the Mental Health
Institute (where I had been for 25 years & had been very successful)
after a project I initiated & developed was stolen from me by a new
supervisor. I don't think it was racially motivated, but wonder if
my being AsAm led the jerk to think he could get away w/ it.
Institute leadership, including 2 AsAm Directors were aware of what
had happened but turned a blind eye. I didn't want to get bogged
down in an EEO complaint, & instead, found a new job in the Aging
Institute (where I am quite happy). Seeing this article makes me
wonder if I should have fought more vigorously.
I've attached the article & the figure as a separate pdf. Thanks

John K. Hsiao, M.D.
Psychiatry and Psychopharmacology"

Here is the salary survey chart published by The Scientist:


To verify, go http://www.the-scientist.com/salarysurvey/

JOIN 80-20 to help yourself and your children. Go
http://www.80-20initiative.net/membership/payment.asp
If you opt for the automatic renewal, your membership will be valid
till a year from today.
Dues of NEW members will be matched
up to $3,500.

S. B. Woo
Acting Executive Director (a volunteer), 80-20 PAC, Inc.

Monday, October 05, 2009

Asian American Salary

Do you believe in equal pay for equal work? What if YOU are denied
your due? It'll not happen to YOU? Hope not! However, if it does,
what are YOU going to do about it?

Look at this SALARY SURVEY published by The Scientist in its September,
2009 issue. We again came out on the shortest end. It shows that Asian Am.
M.Ds. and Ph. Ds in life science are paid the lowest salaries when compared
with all other races. Visit http://www.the-scientist.com/salarysurvey/

Combine this knowledge with Chart 1 in 80-20's Washington Post Ad, where
we again came out on the shortest end in terms of the odds to be promoted
to managers, then ask yourself

(1) Which organization brings to you information of such vital bearing
on your life?
(2) Which organization is working effectively to keep you from being
shortchanged like that in the future?

JOIN 80-20. Help 80-20 to help YOU and YOUR children. Using a credit
card, go http://www.80-20initiative.net/ . Please opt for the
automatic renewal of membership. Or send a check to
80-20 PAC PO Box 22509 Philadelphia, PA 19110

Your payment of $35 or $50 is not even 1/100th of your salary. Don't let
yourself get stepped on and be paid less! JOIN 80-20 and forward this
info to every Asian Am. you know. Why? TO STOP SUCH DISCRIMINATION
AGAINST YOU FROM CONTINUING ASAP!

S. B. Woo
Acting Executive Director (a volunteer), 80-20 PAC, Inc.

 

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