Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Preliminary Report: DOL Meeting

What happened at the Jan. 11 meeting with DOL?

The meeting was positive. Director Shiu of OFCCP states straight-
forwardly that there is a glass ceiling above Asian Ams. and that DOL will
enforce Exec. Order for Asian Ams. specifically to help break it, of course,
not at the expense of other minorities.

What was positive?

80-20's preliminary conclusion from the above is that so far as the
commitments by Pres. Obama to the Asian Am. community are concerned,
we are already at or near the last stage of Q2 of EF's questionnaire. See
Footnote 1. We await a confirmation by DOL and the White House of our
preliminary understanding.

Thanks to YOUR strong support of 80-20 and thanks to DOL, the
hearing described in Q1 is no longer necessary, saving time and energy
for both DOL and us.

We have already started the procedure described in Q3 -- working with a
DOL representative to establish a list of Asian Am leaders to have a
meeting with Pres. Obama, in roughly 2 years from today, "to review the
progress in extending equal opportunity to Asian Ams." Any national org.
which desires participation please contact S. B. Woo via sbw@udel.edu.
We'd love to work with all organizations which are willing to share in the

What might be the ideal end-result?

Without the enforcement of EO 11246, it'll take 75 years or 3
for us to reach equal opportunity. With the enforcement,
we'll reach that goal in 10 years, IF we continue to persevere with our
heart, sweat, and tears.

Can we relaxed now?

Hack no. Great challenges and much toiling remain ahead of us. Indeed
major difference in the interpretation of a 1995 Supreme Court ruling
exists between DOL and 80-20. These will be the subjects of the future e-

What is certain?

If YOU weaken your support for 80-20, the estimated transition time of
10 years will lengthen to 20, 40 or even 75. If you steadfastly support 80-
20, we'll toil TOGETHER to get the job done.

So do YOUR share! Join, upgrade or renew your membership
with 80-20. Using a credit card, visit
http://www.80-20initiative.net/membership/payment.asp . Or send
you check to 80-20 PAC P.O. Box 603 Osprey, FL 34229


S. B. Woo 
Acting Exec. Director (a volunteer), 80-20 PAC., Inc.
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*Prof. Chenming Hu and S. B. Woo attended the meetingfor 80-20. Patricia
Shiu, Director of OFCCP, Elizabeth Kim, White House liaison stationed at
DOL, Cindy Chen, DOL outreach to Asian Ams, and Claudia Gordon,
Special Assistant to Director, attended the meeting for DOL.

President Obama's Commitment to us regarding EO 11246