Posts Tagged ‘minorities’

Oct
2016
12

They Don’t Want You to Vote: Array of GOP Tactics Still In Use to Quash Minority Voting Participation

They Don't Want You to Vote: Array of GOP Tactics Still In Use to Quash Minority Voting Participation
  Voter suppression is alive and well in GOP country. In Wisconsin, a federal district court judge has ordered the state to investigate the DMV and its voter ID process. The court order follows recent revelations regarding minority voters who were denied voter IDs despite providing the necessary documentation to the DMV. Wisconsin law...
Mar
2016
8

Apprenticeship Totals Expected to Top 60K in CA for the First Time Since the Recession

Apprenticeship Totals Expected to Top 60K in CA for the First Time Since the Recession
  An article in the Orange County Register has highlighted the growing number of apprenticeships in California.  The trend is being spurred by a perfect storm of construction needs and an aging workforce.  A push from state and federal agencies to promote apprenticeship programs as an alternative to a four-year degree has had an impact as...
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Feb
2016
24

“You can’t worry about diversity later.  It has to be on your mind at the start of the job.”

  At the University of Massachusetts (UMass), goals set for women on campus construction projects are not being met, so officials with both the school and local trade unions are seeking solutions.  State institutions are encouraged to employ 6.9 percent female workers and 15.3 percent minority workers on any campus project.  However, the...
Nov
2015
9

St. Louis Apprenticeship Program for Women and Minorities Achieving High Work Placement Rate

St. Louis Apprenticeship Program for Women and Minorities Achieving High Work Placement Rate
  Building Union Diversity (BUD), the St. Louis-area pre-apprenticeship program that aims to create construction career opportunities for women and minorities, is achieving very high placement rates among graduates according to local news reports.  We have featured BUD in the past, including when it was recognized by the White House as a...
Mar
2014
17

AKA PLA: Businessman’s Op-Ed Touts Policies Long Supported by Construction Unions

  A Northwest Times op-ed from businessman and former government administrator John Key calls for local governments to create laws that ensure women, minorities, and inner city workers are represented on work sites for projects that are funded with public dollars.  Sound familiar? These are the exact types of community-bolstering provisions...
Oct
2013
21

Construction Trades Help Minorities Gain Foothold in NoLa, Says Fifth Generation Union Plasterer

Construction Trades Help Minorities Gain Foothold in NoLa, Says Fifth Generation Union Plasterer
  In an interesting Construction Gumbo piece, Jeff Poree tells the story of being a fifth generation plasterer in New Orleans and how the trade has helped minorities gain a foothold in the region for centuries.  Poree provides insight into how the trade grew through families and the pride those families had in the quality [&hellip...