Latest Workplace diversity News

Sharks hire Mike Grier as NHL's first Black GM

Jul. 05, 2022 16:27 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks' three-month search for a general manager ended with a barrier-breaking hire as the team made longtime NHL forward Mike Grier the first Black GM in league history. “It means a lot to me,” Grier said at his introductory news conference...

HarperCollins workers approve potential strike

Jul. 05, 2022 14:16 PM EDT

The union representing more than 250 HarperCollins workers says those employees have overwhelmingly voted to strike if the publisher doesn't meet contract demands. The United Auto Workers Local 2110 said that 99% of the workers, mostly women, voted to authorize a strike in a bid to...

Buttigieg launches $1B pilot to build racial equity in roads

Jun. 30, 2022 15:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Thursday launched a $1 billion first-of-its-kind pilot program aimed at helping reconnect cities and neighborhoods racially segregated or divided by road projects, pledging wide-ranging help to dozens of communities despite the...

Title IX: NCAA report shows stark gap in funding for women

Jun. 23, 2022 11:49 AM EDT

The number of women competing at the highest level of college athletics continues to rise along with an increasing funding gap between men’s and women’s sports programs, according to an NCAA report examining the 50th anniversary of Title IX. The report, released Thursday morning...

Study: Gender hiring up, number of Black players fall in MLB

May. 18, 2022 17:01 PM EDT

A study examining diversity hiring practices finds Major League Baseball with rising gender scores but also a three-decade low for Black players on opening day rosters. Wednesday’s report card from The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport at Central Florida issued an overall...