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Minority Workers Fear Being Left Out Of Stimulus Jobs

Publication Date: 
March 29, 2009
Tony Pugh

Professor William B. Gould IV is quoted in an article about minorities' fears of not being hired for jobs that result from the economic stimulus because because they are not as likely to belong to unions:

Nonunion contractors and minority and female workers fear that they could miss out on major construction projects funded by the economic stimulus package because President Barack Obama has issued a directive on contracting that favors union labor.


For many years, women and minorities trying to join construction unions faced discrimination, ethnic and family nepotism and little access to union apprenticeship programs, said William Gould, a law professor at Stanford University who's studied the issue for more than four decades.