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On Diversity

Meant to get around to this, but the trusty Employer Report blog beat us to it. Apparently the chiefs at the Communications Workers of America (CWA) are trying to diversify their leadership … at least a little.

According to the Bureau of National Affairs [by subscription only], the CWA’s current 19-member E-Board has only four women and one person of color. Yet, about 43 percent of the union’s members are female and 20 percent are minorities, according to CWA. [Sounds ‘male, pale and stale’ to us!]

To add insult to idiocy, the token E-Board members will have a full voice and vote on the board but will not hold the title of vice president [emphasis ours].

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