February 1, 1991 |
A week after Operation PUSH laid off its entire staff because of financial difficulties, the Rev. Jesse Jackson said Thursday that the civil rights organization he founded 20 years ago would continue operating, thanks to an economic bailout by black churches and businesses. Jackson said businesses had contributed or pledged $150,000 at a meeting earlier in the day and another $100,000 had been pledged by about 75 ministers who met at a Chicago church the previous night.
January 25, 1991 |
Financial troubles have hit Operation PUSH, the civil rights organization founded in 1971 by the Rev. Jesse Jackson, prompting the temporary furlough of all employees of the PUSH national office, a spokeswoman said Thursday. The 10 to 15 staff members in the office were furloughed as of Tuesday, but 70% volunteered to work without pay to keep the office and services running, Stephanie Gadlin said.
June 28, 1989 |
Atty. Gen. Dick Thornburgh told a civil rights group Tuesday that the Bush Administration would not back efforts in Congress to reverse recent Supreme Court rulings that critics contend have crippled affirmative action programs and other minority protections. Speaking to the annual convention of Operation PUSH in this Chicago suburb, Thornburgh said the controversial decisions appear to be largely technical in nature and narrowly drawn and should not have a wide-ranging impact on efforts to promote equal employment opportunities.
August 18, 1990 |
The shoving match between Operation PUSH and Nike Inc. took an unexpected turn Friday when Nike, apparently bowing to pressure, announced aggressive new affirmative action goals. PUSH, the civil rights organization founded by the Rev. Jesse Jackson, had announced a national boycott of Nike products a week ago, charging that Nike receives 30% of its $6.8-billion athletic shoe revenue from blacks, yet invests little in the black community and has no high-level black employees.
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December 22, 1990 |
Hunched over a two-foot-high mound of Nike athletic wear Friday, U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters did some brief sole searching. Rifling quickly through the pile, Waters (D-Los Angeles) pulled out a long, scuffed pair of running shoes and placed them at the top. "These are my husband's," she said, "and I want to make sure they burn."