Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Gallup Poll: AsAms the most discriminated at work

EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) hired the Gallup
Poll org. to find out workers' perception of discrimination. Its
finding 100% backs up 80-20's contention that AsAms are the most
discriminated in workplaces.

The Gallup poll finds that 31% of Asian workers say they were
discriminated at work
, followed by 26% for African Am. workers, and
22% for female workers. Most major papers covered the news. The
World Journal reported it as the front-page top headline article.
For EEOC press release, go http://www.eeoc.gov/press/12-8-05.html
For Washington Post, go http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp- dyn/content/article/2005/12/08/AR2005120802037.html
For the World Journal, go http://www.80-20initiative.net/gallupwj.html

Fellow Asian Americans, a convergence of opportunities has
emerged. The 4 great forces working for you are:

(1) 80-20 has dug up irrefutable statistics, using employment
data supplied by the government and broken down to races, to show
that Asian Americans are the most discriminated in workplaces. See
80-20's last mass email.

(2) The above finding was the spark. It is spreading like the prairie
fire among AsAm workers and orgs. See 80-20's last mass email.

(3) The recent Gallup poll shows that 31% of Asian Americans, the
largest % of all Americans, have experienced discrimination in their

(4) 80-20 has reserved time and money to begin an all-front push to
eliminate the gross inequity for Asian Ams., if Labor Sec. Elaine
Chao refuses to enforce Exec. Order 11246 on behalf of AsAm by
the end of 2005.

The prospect for victory is good. Please put your shoulder to the
wheel and push! How?

Organize fellow AsAms in your workplace and ask your management
for the employee data broken down to ranks and races. 80-20 is 98%
certain that you can document glass ceiling in your own backyard and
win your management's support to accelerate its acceptance of
diversity. It could be the most rewarding task that you've ever spent
time on.

Do it for your children. You saved and saved to send your
children to first rate universities. What is the use of a good
education, if your children don't have equal opportunity to live
to the maximum of their potentials?

Ask 80-20 to help you in your endeavor to get employee data.
80-20 needs your help as well. Join 80-20. Using a credit card, visit
http://www.80-20initiative.net/membership.html (easy to use) or
PERSONAL checks are payable to "80-20 PAC", mailed to:
Jing-Li Yu Director of Projects
P.O. Box 527340 Flushing, NY 11352-7340 .
Write down your E-MAIL address & PHONE no. on the BACK of the
check. Life membership is $1,000; Family (2 voters) is $50; Basic
Membership is $35; Student membership is $15.

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80-20 has created a Members' News webpage. Submission is
welcome. Click on http://www.80-20initiative.net/membernews.html and
see Dr. Kuan-Teh Jeang, who is a model for AsAms. He stepped forth to
fight for equal opportunity for AsAms in NIH. Did you get punished
by the management? No, he was instead rewarded as the NIH Asian
American Scientist of 2005. Hurrah.