[Thomas Saltonstall at the opening of the EEOC office, tape 1]
Original Airdate: 1/19/1984
Item Type: newstape - original footage
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Description : Abstract
Thomas Saltonstall (Area Director, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) speaks at a press conference to mark the opening of a Boston office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Saltonstall introduces Robert Williams (regional attorney for the EEOC). Saltonstall discusses the EEOC's commitment to the elimination of race discrimination in employment and to equal opportunities for women, older workers and minorities; he announces the initiatives planned by the EEOC to enforce federal anti-discrimination laws. Saltonstall says that the EEOC will focus on voluntary compliance. Saltonstall discusses statistics illustrating the underrepresentation, or "opportunity gap," in the employment of women in management and of minorities in the city's overall work force. Saltonstall presents statistics illustrating the "opportunity gap" for minorities in the printing/publishing industry, the communications industry, investment companies, brokerage firms, and retail stores. Saltonstall talks about the concentration of Boston's minority workers in lower-paying jobs. Tape 1 of 2.
Contributor : Reporter
Subject : Keywords
African Americans - Employment
Subject : Personal Names
Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Type : Genre
News - Unedited
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