The U.S. coffee business is disproportionately White. From the trade business to boardrooms and baristas behind the counter, people of color can be hard to find.
Top federal contractors like Dell, Lockheed Martin refused to make diversity data public. Some have paid to settle employment discrimination claims.
Federal contractors who employ 1 in 5 Americans are required to give women and people of color opportunities to advance. Many do not, new data shows.
The data is the largest trove of corporate diversity information ever made public, thanks to a yearslong legal battle by Reveal.
Instead of releasing diversity reports for thousands of government contractors, the U.S. Department of Labor invited them to fight their public release – and specifically named Reveal’s reporter as the instigator.
The decision has far-reaching consequences for public access to information.
The Labor Department initially sided with tech companies to block the data, but released it after Reveal filed a lawsuit.
While tech companies’ racial and gender disparities are grave, Reveal found many firms haven’t been held back by conventional excuses.
Most big Silicon Valley tech firms won’t release diversity job data. “They’re probably covering up their dismal record,” Rep. Barbara Lee said.
Disclosure proposals, which stockholders vote on, are calling on tech companies to release workforce breakdowns to get leaders to focus on diversity.