Economic Development, Labor & Industry Committee

The Tri-County Branch has actively sought to establish relationships with local employers, particularly those with larger workforces in order to promote the hiring of minorities. The branch has also reached out to other organizations, such as unions, with which there are shared interests to further job expansion and business development. The Branch has featured Mainstream Development Corp, an organization created to promote and support minority owned businesses. Mr. Freddie Hogan, the Executive Director of Mainstream, has shared valuable information to the branch as featured workshop presenter.

The Committee on Economic Development shall implement local efforts and support national programs to preserve and expand economic empowerment among African-Americans and other communities of color by:

  1. Researching and establishing relationships with private and public entities
  2. Supporting the work of the National Office in monitoring the progress and activity of private and public entities designated by national programs
  3. Implementing local efforts to promote the growth of business ownership
  4. Increasing employment and job creation
  5. Encouraging business development and home ownership

The Labor and Industry Committee shall seek ways to improve the economic status of minority groups by:

  1. Working to eliminate discriminatory employment practices in industry and government, wage differentials based on race, unequal opportunities for training, promotion and unfair dismissals
  2. Encouraging greater participation in the trade union movement
  3. Working to end discriminatory practices in labor unions
  4. Securing the enactment of state and federal fair employment practices legislation
  5. Working for improved opportunities in vocational and apprenticeship training