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UWUnited - Outreach & Education for worker equity

Unemployed Workers United is organizing a multiracial and multigenerational movement with unemployed, underemployed, and workers in precarious employment conditions dedicated and committed to creating an economy and society that respects all working people, their families and their communities. We organize workers across the nation with a focus on the following states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Tennessee, and Texas.... more »

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Separate but equal Edited

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Back in 1896 the U.S. Supreme Court under skewed judgement made a mistaken determination in PLESSY v.. FERGUSON, 163 U.S. 537, 16 S.Ct. 1138, 41 L.Ed. 256 (May 18, 1896.) "Separate but Equal" was rendered. This was corrected through Brown v. Board of Education, 347 U.S. 483 (1954)  where the Court correctly determined that equality is without any bias or discrimination or it is not Equal. 

   The present and past U.S.... more »

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COVID-safe workplaces

Continue to provide education to employers on their responsibilities to provide a COVID-safe workplace and to employees on their rights to a COVID-safe workplace. Ensure that education efforts are fully accessible and coordinated with relevant stakeholders, including unions and workers' rights advocates, and is available in multiple languages.

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Advancing equity

Worker voice must be integrated into the design, planning, and implementation of all of DOL's policies, programs, and operations.

The DOL can more effectively fulfill its mission and advance worker equity by incorporating worker voice into the design, planning, and implementation of all of DOL's policies, programs, and operations. Workers who are most impacted by myriad labor and employment issues under DOL jurisdiction... more »

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Increase accessibility of information on DOL programs

Increase accessibility of information on DOL programs, education, and training. Increase and modernize technology to make interacting with DOL more accessible to youth and young adults seeking services. Ensure all web-based services, information, and programming are equally accessible on both desktop and mobile platforms (both iOS and Android) to reach people with mobile-only internet access. Increase use of translation... more »

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Address retaliation as a barrier to accessing DOL resources

Identify and address retaliation as a barrier to accessing DOL resources. Preventing and immediately addressing retaliation is critical to protecting the rule of law and workers' rights. Some employers silence victims and witnesses by strategically retaliating, which undermines law enforcement and obstructs justice. A nationwide survey found that 43 percent of workers who complained to their employers about pay and working... more »

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Help states partner with labor and community groups

Help states partner with labor and community groups to inform and educate workers about workplace rights. Workers and job seekers are often unaware of their workplace rights and how to advocate for themselves in an employment setting. The DOL should encourage and support state workforce and higher education agencies to form and strengthen partnerships with labor unions, worker advocates, worker centers, and workers themselves... more »

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Educating Employers in ALL Types of Diversity Edited

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When people hear about diversity trainings, their minds go straight race discrimination. That is not the case, though. Diversity and implicit bias training are topics that are becoming popular for workplaces. So popular, that a lot of people are starting to think that these trainings are becoming a fad. Diversity is about race, gender, ethnicity, religion, disabilities, socioeconomic, education background, etc. Employers... more »

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Building Pipelines from High School to College

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High school senior students with disabilities in underserved Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) communities should have access to programs that build a pipeline to colleges and universities, which in turn afford opportunities to participate in programs like the Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP). BIPOC  communities have a wealth of talent and abilities in the S.T.E.A.M. fields waiting to be discovered and given... more »

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Knowing Your Rights

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Many employees are unaware of their rights in the workplace. The understanding of these rights can become more difficult for employees to truly understand as they may differ from state to state or sector to sector. I believe the DOL offers classes and trainings on the rights of employees and responsibilities of employers. This education could be offered to both current employees as well as unemployed individuals as they... more »

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Minority Recruitment

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I believe there needs to be proper training on how to recruit minority groups such as BIPOC and women. These trainings would include building relationships with minority societies (e.g., National Society of Black Engineers)

Also, administer a survey to understand the perceptions of women and minorities.

The departments should consider survey development. The surveys would allow for a cohesive understanding of the perceptions... more »

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Work with community groups to reach underrepresented workers

The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law offers the following ideas to support DOL's goal of promoting outreach to workers from underrepresented groups. The Lawyers' Committee is a nonpartisan civil rights organization committed to combatting racial discrimination, and has a strong interest in promoting access to the DOL's services by workers of color.

DOL should partner with established community organizations... more »

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Farmworker Justice & UFW Foundation Priorities for Racial Equity

Almost every farmworker in the country falls into at least one—if not more—of the categories of underserved communities set forth in President Biden's Executive Order on Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government. The overwhelming majority of farmworkers today are Latino, most live and work in rural areas, and nearly a quarter of farmworker families have incomes below... more »

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