Advocate equality

Just like Lockhead, EDS has created different councils to cater to more concerns. For example, there is this Corporate Diversity Council which works as the goal setter, processes, practices, and policies supporter. The Regional Diversity Council represents the global geographies. They have instituted initiatives for some specific areas. Another one is the Employee network group that conceptualizes the things that the employees need to reflect on their goal and perspective as team, and as an individual.

EDS visions itself to be the center of diversity and inclusiveness in the world. Their mission is to maintain what they have already started and established, and that each employee should receive the treatment that they deserve: respect and appreciation of their worth as individuals (EDS –). In other companies for example, Mirant, they think that trade unions are partners in making a healthy and competitive company.

900 of their employees are subject to bargaining elements with one of these groups: Managers’ Association, Union of Clerical, Advisory and Supervisory Employees, National Workers’ Union and Bustamante Industrial Trade Union in Jamaica, Bahamas Industrial Engineers, Managerial and Supervisory Union and Commonwealth Electrical Workers Union in the Bahamas, Oilfield Workers’ Trade Union and the Senior Staff Association in Trinidad. Because of this they were able to reach a lot of agreements with the employees (Mirant 2004).

In Williams, aside form what was already given in other companies, they have supple woking schedule, coaching, and like others, community involvement (Williams –). Despite the growing number of efforts to promote diversity, some still cannot accept it. Just like persons with disabilities for instance. People with disabilities also constitute a significant percentage of the present working force. The lucky 18. 7% of them belongs to those working, while 70% were unemployed (Institute for community inclusion –), as indicated in a survey conducted.

It is shown that there is a big gap between Americans with and without disabilities in terms of employment, income, transportation, health care and satisfaction. Aside from being unemployed by a large percentage in their group, they also have little access in outdoor activities and amenities, and has less active social life. They also find it difficult to access transportation and of medical services, thus the percentage of them is saying that they are not satisfied with whatever they have in life lessened in twelve years (Taylor 1998). Another example is the case of the Black women in America.

30 percent of the members of Labor unions today are of other races. 42% of this figure are women. Within the 42%, 2. 1 million of black women hold union jobs, but the percentage of asking membership from unions started to decline in 2004. More than half lost their union jobs in that same year. In 2003 to 2004, their wages also decreased. They earn less compared to the white workers. They say that things like inequality will be alive again, and things will only worsen if the labor movement will not do its best to respond to the needs of its members, especially in front of the employers.

It seems that most of its leaders are now becoming apathetic. So they suggested to maintain and increase the diversity in leadership and staff posts, solidify their local labor bodies, and lastly, to establish good relationship with their allies (Kirk 2002). In the UK, the government launched a project that they termed as Cross-government equality strategies. In January 2005, they launched a strategy that aims to solidify race equality and community. They highlighted the significant role of Communities and Local governments in inclusion. They also created the Department for Work and Pensions that will look on the Ethnic Minority Task force.

This is to make sure that everybody has the fair chance of being employed without being discriminated because of his or here ethnicity. Aside from that, they would like to ensure that even the disabled can get the best in life by creating a strategy that will improve their lives as a citizen. They would also use the CEHR or also known as Commission for equalities and Human rights to advocate equality in every opportunity, for example education, to defy discrimination, protect our human rights, and encourage citizenship and strong society