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AFL-CIO calls on Biden to appoint racial equity czar
« on: January 12, 2021, 01:52:15 PM »
AFL-CIO calls on Biden to appoint racial equity czar
By Niv Elis - 01/12/21 01:35 PM EST


AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Tuesday called on President-elect Joe Biden to appoint a racial equity czar to coordinate the administration's policy on racial inequality.

"We need someone dedicated to leading an interagency task force that directly addresses racial injustice in all the places it exists," Trumka said.

Trumka said the position would coordinate on racial justice across the administration, and also place the issue of racial inequity at the forefront.


"I think the czar can coordinate the efforts so that all the different agencies working on it can work together," Trumka said.

"I also think it raises the profile," he added.

Unemployment, for example, is a top labor issue, but the unemployment rate among African Americans was 9.9 percent in December relative to 6 percent for whites.

Similarly, Trumka noted that while lowering the Medicare eligibility age was a top priority in terms of health, that it would give an extra boost to African Americans, whose uninsured rate trends 50 percent higher than whites. Uninsured rates among Hispanic Americans trends 2.5 times higher than whites.

The call echoes one from the NAACP in December.

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Re: AFL-CIO calls on Biden to appoint racial equity czar
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2021, 02:16:19 PM »
What a joke. As if your average AFL-CIO member cares about racial "equity."

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Unemployment, for example, is a top labor issue, but the unemployment rate among African Americans was 9.9 percent in December relative to 6 percent for whites.
And what was it the previous year (pre-China flu)?
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Re: AFL-CIO calls on Biden to appoint racial equity czar
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2021, 04:04:51 PM »
What a joke. As if your average AFL-CIO member cares about racial "equity."
And what was it the previous year (pre-China flu)?
Is there some reason the AFL-CIO one the biggest F'n unions can't promote racial equity without government? Or is there something that they are expecting the new socialist government to do that will help them squash non union businesses?

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