City Councilors Charles Yancey (Dorchester) and Tito Jackson (Roxbury) want the council to approve an ordinance requiring all companies with more than 100 employees in Boston:
File a report each year stating the race, gender, number and percentage of Boston workers employed at each level of the company’s operation as well as the racial and gender composition of the Boston workers at each level of the company’s operations.
The measure, which would also apply to all local unions and construction companies either doing $100,000 a year in business with the city or working on projects totalling 100,000 or more square feet annually.
The two say the reporting would aid city officials in coming up with "strategies that can lead to the full employment of its residents at wage levels that enable them to sustain a positive quality of life."
The council tomorrow considers their request for a formal hearing to examine the idea. The council's regular bi-weekly meeting begins at noon in its fifth-floor chambers in City Hall.