Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 4:00pm
Frank E. Merriweather Library, 1324 Jefferson Avenue, Buffalo, NY
A coalition consisting of partners in labor, community, and religious organizations have commissioned the Partnership for the Public Good to produce a comprehensive study on racial employment inequality in the Buffalo-Niagara region. Across the nation, unemployment rates among African Americans and Hispanics are double those of whites. However, locally, the disparities are even worse, with an African American unemployment rate of 17.3% and a Hispanic rate of 13.6%, compared to a white rate of 6.4%.
Please be present as the coalition will publicly release the findings of the study entitled, “Working Toward Equality: Employment and Race in Buffalo”. The coalition consists of: New York State AFL-CI, WNY Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO, NAACP Buffalo Branch, Buffalo Urban League, Baptist Ministers Conference of Buffalo and Vicinity, Concerned Clergy of Western New York, Coalition of Black Trade Unions (Buffalo Chapter), and Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (WNY Chapter).