Oppose racism against Black city workers
I'm calling to support the request from Wealth and Disparities In The Black Community - Justice 4 Mario Woods. We ask the Supervisor to make a public statement calling for Micki Callahan, the City Director of HR, to be fired, due to her involvement in systemic racial discrimination of Black city workers. Will the Supervisor do that?
We've recently had two city hearings about racial discrimination against Black city workers, with hundreds of Black city workers sharing data and stories. We ask that you follow the lead of the group Wealth and Disparities in the Black Community - Justice 4 Mario Woods, and call for the City HR Director who has overseen this to be fired.
In the last few months there have been two city hearings about racial discrimination against Black city workers, with hundreds of Black city workers sharing their stories. SEIU 1021 has launched an #EraseRacism campaign around this, gathering and preseint data from the SF HR Dept that corraborates those stories (minimal pay, disproporationate disciplinary action and terminations, etc).
The city itself has studied and put out reports on hostile working conditions for Black city workers for decades, but with no accompanying action. Recently, some Supervisors and the Mayor have called for yet again more information gathering, again with no action. Wealth and Disparities in the Black Communtiy - Justice 4 Mario Woods says enough is enough and is calling for change now. They recommend firing the Director who has overseen this racial discrimination for the last 10 years and who has personally declined to investigate cases from Black city workers. Her firing would send a strong signal that this is not acceptable.