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Mass Casinos adopt diversity committee
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The Massachusetts Gaming commission last week unanimously voted to create a committee to monitor diversity within the construction workforce and supplier base for upcoming casino projects. The move was supported by the New England Regional Council of Carpenters and the Policy Group on Tradeswomen's Issues in which the union participates.

The committee will monitor compliance with goals, including maintaining a workforce which includes at least 15.3% people of color and 6.9% women.

NERCC's Elizabeth Skidmore was quoted in the Gaming Commissions announcement of the move, saying: "Bringing more women and people of color into union construction not only strengthens Massachusetts by moving more families out of poverty but also strengthens the industry by building a more diverse workforce."

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