Rainbow PUSH Coalition and African American Contractors to Picket Construction Site, Demand Inclusion and Fairness …


 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, September 17, 2018

 

Rainbow PUSH Coalition and African American Contractors to Picket Construction Site, Demand Inclusion and Fairness in Hiring

 

CHICAGO – A forest of construction cranes soar into the skyline around downtown Chicago but few if any African Americans are employed at the dozens of job sites.

 

To protest and highlight this inequality, the Rainbow PUSH Coalition (RPC) and the African American Contractor’s Association (AACA) will picket one of the sites

 

Tuesday, September 18

Noon to 2 PM

14th Street and Wabash Avenue

Chicago, IL

 

“We’re picketing the Clark Construction site because it does not reflect the citizens who pay taxes in this community,” said Omar Shareef, founder and president of AACA and RPC’s national…

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