The U.S. Department of Labor and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
will join forces with various community and local governmental organizations
to launch The Information Group for Asian-American Rights (TIGAAR). The launching
ceremony will take place on Thursday, July 31, 2003, in Houston.
The partnership will focus on providing compliance assistance to Asian-American
employers and educating Asian-American employees on their rights in the workplace.
At the event an accord will be signed by Charter Members. In addition, a video
on workplace issues and a billboard providing the TIGAAR website address to
obtain additional information will be unveiled.
TIGAAR steering committee members include the Labor Department's Wage and Hour
Division and Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Equal Employment
Opportunity Commission, the City of Houston Office of Council Member Gordon
Quan and numerous Asian advocacy groups, including the Organization for Chinese
Americans, Alliance for Multicultural Community Services, VN TeamWork, Lao American
Association, Japanese American Citizens League, and Houston 80/20.