Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Same Stuff...Different Day

Diversity in business still eludes us.

As I said before, I have a quite a bit of knowledge about the lack of diversity in the construction industry. So, what was the purpose of the mayor appointing a Construction Diversity Commission? And, what was the outcome of his acceptance of their report.

The data on the percentage of minorities in the trade unions was incomplete. The Electricians local 98 simply did not comply at all with the request to submit their information as did many of the other trade unions.

Well, "I say and I say again, you been had, hoodwinked, bamboozled, runamuck." some things never change. Minorities are still not gonna get a piece of the big construction pie. The good ole boys are obviously not concerned with anything the politicians say, or even with any Executive Order that is put in place. Nobody's gonna touch these guys.

Now, with that being said, it has been brought to my attention that some people are "bothered" by some of the tings I've said on this issue. To them I say simply this: If you have evidence or even an opinion that disputes anything I've said on MY blog, then put it in the comments sections provided. My observations will not change because someone told me that "Driscoll is upset." Please. I am not easily intimidated and I believe L.F. Driscoll has alot more to be concerned about. But I will say this - Driscoll is one of the few construction companies that did reach out to minority contractors. OK, I'll also throw some kudos out to Shoemaker. The are SOME good guys in the "Good Ole Boy" network, but not enough. And, they don't run the trade unions. That's another animal entirely in and of itself.


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