Saturday, March 20, 2010

Characteristics of 80-20

If you are already a member, please forward
this e-newsletter to your friends.

There are two unusual characteristics about80-20:

[A] Effective!

Example 1: 80-20 has caused a dramatic increase in the number
of Asian Am. life-tenured federal judges! In a 5-year old effort, the
number of such judges has changed from

6 District judges and 0 Appeals Court judge to
12 District judges and 2 Appeals court judges.
An Appeals court judge is one step below a Supreme Court Justice. Will an
Asian Am. one day be appointed a Supreme Court Justice? Why not!

Example 2: The US Labor Department has never enforced an "equal
opportunity in workplaces" law for Asian Ams before. It has recently
committed in writing to enforced that law, Executive order 11246, for us!

All Asian Am workers in big companies and universities will
benefit. They'll enjoy "equal pay for equal work," and "rising
as high as their ambition & ability will afford them."

How many Asian Ams. will benefit? 2 million! Will it benefit
you? YES! Either directly or indirectly.

[B] Courageous!

80-20 doesn't shy away from FIGHTING for you just because the officials
who ignore your rightful interest are very highly placed. 80-20 doesn't just
pressure the disk jockeys in little radio stations or a young reporter in a TV
stations. 80-20 fights the BIG guys on your behalf, if it has to.

Help Yourself & Help 80-20

You want other Asian Am. orgs to be as willing to fight for you and as
effective? Then JOIN 80-20. YOUR joining carries a message to other orgs..

Using a credit card, visit
http://www.80-20initiative.net/membership/join.asp . 80-20 needs
20 Life Members ($1,000 per) per year to keep its books balanced.
If you
can afford it, "noblesse oblige." Or, You may send your check to
80-20 PAC P.O. Box 603 Osprey, FL 34229
Please place your email address at the back of your check. Thank you.

Respectfully yours,

S. B. , Acting Exec. Director, 80-20 PAC, a volunteere

Friday, March 12, 2010

AsAm Profs. Bad Administrators?

During the Bush Administration, its Labor Sec. Elaine Chao steadfastly
refused to help Asian Ams gain equal opportunity in workplaces through
the enforcement of E.O. 11246. EO 11246 mainly affects two groups of
workers -- those in private industries and those in universities.

So how have Asian Am. professors & professionals in universities fared in
their odds to become administrators during that period, from
2001 to 2007? Miserably! See the table below.


* The 07 data come from http://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/d08/tables/dt08_246.asp .

Americans of all other races made faster gains in their odds than Asian
Ams., although those Americans already have more than twice the chance
to rise to the administrative levels. At this rate, we & our children will get equal
opportunity 65 years AFTER all other Ams. have long reached it. I
feel ashamed for letting our children down so badly. Do you?

Are Asian Ams such poor administrators? Is it because we just don't
want to be Administrators?

A few year back, some Asian Am. lawyers had explained to me that the reason
for the lack of Asian Am federal judges was because Asian Am lawyers didn't
want to be federal judges. However, now that Pres. Obama has given Asian Ams
equal chance to be appointed life-tenured judges, more and more lawyers
have expresses interests to be appointed federal judges! Are we engaged in
sour-grape-talk to relieve the pain caused by the hopeless feeling that it
would never be our turn?

Is the above statistics the faults of our political system alone? No!

I like to conjecture that it's partially our own fault. We need
to face these faults and correct them, now that DOL under the Obama
Administration has fully committed to help us win equal opportunity in
UNIVERSITES, by enforcing EO 11246.

Asian Ams. don't stand up for our rights sufficiently. We may be too
shy, too timid, and/or too lacking in confidence in America's sense of fair
play. Some of us have behaved like "ostriches" and some others cried
"sour grape."

To be sure, some of our scholars genuinely don't want to be
administrators. That is certainly quite all right. What I am saying here is
that for those of us who want to be administrators, we need to step up,
face the odds, and fight for our equal opportunity.

Friends, we can empathize with the "sour grapers" and "ostriches."
Don't copy them, however. Let's fight for our equal opportunity in
workplaces the American way -- speak out when things aren't fair, use
legal remedies if necessary, and organize and use our GROUP political
clout to win equal opportunity.

Be a doer! A new dawn has arrived for Asian Ams. Join 80-20 and fight
for YOUR OWN equal opportunity in workplaces. To join, click on
http://www.80-20initiative.net/membership/payment.asp .
Or send you check to 80-20 PAC P.O. Box 603 Osprey, FL 34229

Respectfully yours,

S. B. Woo, a volunteer Acting Exec. Director.
80-20 PAC, Inc.

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Community News:

1. Ted Lieu of CA has filed to run for Attorney General of CA. To help
him, click on https://etribute.durkeeandassociates.com/c.php?c=tlieu

2. Munsup Soeh of Ohio, an 80-20 member and a Past President of The
Asian Am. Council -Dayton was honored by the Wright State University
with the Martin Luther King Distinguished Service Award.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Empower ourselves & DOL

God helps those who help themselves. Here is how we can empower
ourselves to live to the maximum of our potentials.

(1) Acronyms You Need To Read This E-newsletter:
DOL is Dept. of Labor.
OFCCP is Office of Federal Contracts Compliance Program. This office enforces
E.O. 11246 to ensure that all Americans enjoy equal opportunity in workplaces
of federal contractors and subcontractors (roughly all big companies and
universities). Its Director is Patricia Shiu, an Asian Am.

(2) Recent History:
After a long effort by 80-20, OFCCP under the Obama Administration has committed
in writing to enforce EO 11246 for Asian Ams. How vigilant? It somewhat depends
on YOU. In contrast, OFCCP under Secretary Elaine Chao in the Bush Administration
took a very different stance. For a letter from Elaine Chao's Deputy Secretary on
80-20's request to enforce EO 11246 for Asian Ams, visit
http://www.80-20initiative.net/action/equalopp_glassceiling_DOL.pdf .

(3) Now We Can Empower Ourselves:
Director Patricia Shiu, beside committing to enforce EO 11246 for Asian Ams., also stated,
"First, OFCCP is committed to increasing its workforce representation of AAPI within
its ranks."
In other words, OFCCP wants to hire more Asian Ams. so that it can be
more sensitive to the needs of our community.

3 of the 6 "Regional Directors" positions at OFCCP are open. See below. The pay seems
decent
. If you qualify, you may want to apply promptly, since that the positions have
closing dates that are fast coming up.


To get future up-to-date job openings at the OFCCP, go to 

http://jobsearch.usajobs.gov/search.aspx?q=ofccp&where=&x=101&y=11&brd=3876&vw=b&FedEmp=N&FedPub=Y .
To see all job openings in the US government, visit http://www.usajobs.gov .

(4) One Best Way to Empower Yourself:
JOIN 80-20, as 
dues-paying members. In serving you, 80-20 has accomplished
so many feats that others had considered as impossible.
Click on 

http://www.80-20initiative.net/membership/payment.asp . Or send your
check to: 80-20 PAC, P.O. Box 603, Osprey, FL 34229 . THANK YOU.

Respectfully yours,

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

 

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